The following is an excerpt from Kim Bellware | February 19, 2016 | Huffingtonpost.com |
British Parliament will debate on Monday whether the government should rescind its invitation to President Donald Trump for an official state visit.
A petition to Parliament calling for the invite to be withdrawn has amassed more than 1.8 million signatures as of Sunday, far surpassing the 100,000 signatures needed to prompt a debate in Parliament.
“He should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the petition reads, citing Trump’s “well documented misogyny and vulgarity.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan agrees with the petition and said Sunday Trump should be denied due to his “ban on people from seven Muslim-majorities countries” and his decision to block refugees from entering the United States, the Associated Press reports.
“In those circumstances we shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet,” Khan said.
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