With a million UK citizens planning to protest Donald Trump’s visit to the new embassy meeting, the President canceled his scheduled visit—and blamed Barack Obama for it, because, why not?
Regardless of the reason (it was the protestors), England couldn’t be happier about it, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan expressed his joy in a statement on Twitter today.
“It appears that President Trump got the message from many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity, and tolerance,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests,” he said. “Let’s hope that Donald Trump also revisits 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,” he added in a tweet. “It seems he’s finally got that message. This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.”
The United Kingdom was once America’s closest ally, but within a year, Trump has nearly ruined that relationship. Even Prime Minister Theresa May, a staunch conservative, is becoming more and more critical of Trump.”
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. This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place. pic.twitter.com/lNaQGx9iBw
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) January 12, 2018
Khan hasn’t wanted Trump in England for a while, especially after Trump ridiculed him in the wake of a terror attack in London.
It took May a little longer to board the Trump Hate Train, but when the President posted fake videos of Muslims committing violence from UK White Nationalist group Britain First, May bought an express pass.
Now Trump can’t even step foot on the island without a million angry Brits telling him to go home. If only that could work here, somehow.