London Mayor objects to US President’s tweet; heres what was said
War of words has now ensued between US President Donald Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday accused the United States president Donald Trump of using Twitter to promote a ”vile and extremist group” after latter retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right group.
”President Trump yesterday used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country,” the London Mayor said in a statement.
Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries, Khan said and added ”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.”
The London Mayor earlier asked the British Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel her offer to US president for a state visit.
”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,” he said.
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, Khan concluded his statement.
The London Mayor also tweeted the statement on his official Twitter handle. >