UK–(ENEWSPF)–January 30, 2017
A BBC report tells of a growing number of people in the U.K. signing a petition calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to delay or cancel a scheduled State Visit by president Donald Trump.
It states: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”
It’s not the same as a travel ban, but it’s a clear slap at Trump. It’s one more element in the international outrage over Trump’s executive order. (Making Britain Great again?)
Graham Guest, a solicitor from Leeds who began the petition, said he wanted it to “put the spotlight” on Mr Trump.
On Sunday, he told the Press Association news agency: “A state visit legitimises his presidency and he will use the photo opportunities and being seen with the Queen to get re-elected.”
Heckuva job Donald. I expect you to tweet something rude about the Queen any minute now.