Nov 30, 2017

British political leaders blast Trump's anti-Muslim retweets

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British Home Secretary Amber Rudd told MPs that President Trump was "wrong" to retweet videos from far-right group Britain First. And, in response to a suggestion from MP Peter Bone that Trump should delete his Twitter account, she responded, "I'm sure many of us might share his view."

Another voice: London Mayor Sadiq Khan issued a statement this morning calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Trump's planned state visit, calling Trump's retweets "a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries."

Video of a portion Rudd's speech:

The full text of Khan's statement:

President Trump yesterday used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country.
Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries. It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn't see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great.
As the Mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump. After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.
The Prime Minister of our country should be using any influence she and her government claim to have with the President and his administration to ask him to delete these tweets and to apologise to the British people.

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