The Brits don’t want him either! They’re planning a great “party” for President Donald Trump’s upcoming trip to the United Kingdom. From theguardian.com:
Any official visit – even one without pomp and ceremony – will be met with mass protests.
The biggest carnival against hatred this country has ever seen awaits. From LGBT rights to women’s rights, from workers’ rights to anti-racism, we already know that protest works.
In a poll conducted in late August, it was estimated that almost two million people would be ready to mobilize to protest a visit from Trump. After the ICM Unlimited poll results were made public, Trump’s original plans were postponed until he could receive a guarantee that he would get a “better welcome”:
What better welcome than two million people pouring into the streets to protest hatred?
The invitation for the state visit was given by Theresa May during the infancy of his presidency as nothing more than a PR move on her part. When the invitation was first announced, over 1.5 million people signed a petition against the visit.
May stood by her invitation and insisted that Britain should host the disliked United States president, saying:
The United States is a close ally of the United Kingdom. We work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us. I have issued that invitation for a state visit for President Trump to the United Kingdom and that invitation stands.
The Queen wasn’t as impressed with Trump and was certainly not willing to suffer his pompous, misogynistic presence. His trip was downgraded from an official state visit including an audience with the Queen to just a regular “working visit.”
The Brits have no great love of Trump. When he imposed the first Muslim ban, it took them 36 hours to pour tens of thousands of people into the streets in protest. They sent a message of solidarity to the groups of people targeted by Trump’s actions. It was also a “passionate rejection of May’s government subordinating Britain to the level of Trump’s poodle.”
We look forward to watching the “warm” welcome that is planned for Trump’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom. He’ll probably run away from the protests faster than he ran from the reporters asking about Puerto Rico earlier today!