On Friday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan celebrated the fact that Trump canceled his UK visit. He took to Twitter to say that Trump “got the message” from Londoners.
In a statement, Khan stated, “It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the poor opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.”
He continued that “His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests.”
There was expected to be mass protests if Trump were to visit the UK. Some British lawmakers were calling for Trump’s arrest as well if he were to step foot in the UK. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, told his followers to protest and show Trump that he’s not welcome in the UK.
Last year, there was a petition that was going around to stop Trump from having an official state visit that garnered over 1.8 million signatures. In response, his official state visit was downgraded to a working visit. Trump is now sending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his place.
In his statement, Khan also added that it was a “mistake” for Prime Minister Theresa May to invite him.
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Khan concluded by saying that he hopes Trump “would revisit the pursuit of his divisive agenda.”
Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message. pic.twitter.com/YD0ZHuWtr3
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) January 12, 2018
Khan’s statement comes after Trump announced late last night he is canceling his UK visit because of Obama.
This is not the first time Khan and Trump have gone after each other.
Khan criticized Trump for his Muslim travel ban. Trump has also criticized Khan on how he handled the London terror attack. Last November, Khan criticized Trump for retweeting a video from a British white supremacy group called British First.
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