London Mayor Sadiq Khan doesn’t want to ‘roll out the red carpet’ for President Trump, demanding that the British government cancel a state visit to the United Kingdom.
Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, is the same man who has been more than willing to ‘roll out that red carpet’ for refugees and terrorists, whether passively or directly.
His main point of contention appears to be ‘mean’ tweets from the President, criticizing his handling of security for the British people, and the recent London attack response directly.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Khan claims those comments were taken out of context, to which the President responded:
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
That was apparently the last straw for Khan.
Via the Guardian:
The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called on the British government to cancel a planned state visit by Donald Trump after being criticised in two tweets by the US president.
Trump initially criticised Khan for his response to the London Bridge terrorist attack; though, in doing so, he misquoted London’s mayor. Khan’s office pointed out Trump’s error later but the president responded by accusing London’s mayor of making a “pathetic excuse”.
Appearing on Channel 4 News on Monday evening, Khan said Trump was wrong about “many things” and that his state visit should not go ahead.
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan said.
To be clear, this is a man who has been practically thrilled to roll out the red carpet to Muslim refugees in London.
🇬🇧 London’s Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan, displays, “REFUGEES WELCOME” sign. 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/j9KObiltuD
— Tom Todaro (@ThomasMTodaro) June 5, 2017
Yet, it’s Trump who should be banned.
Former Major General Jim Molan recently responded to the London terror attacks by saying “‘terrorists are either first or second generation refugees.”
Despite that common knowledge, Khan could not muster nearly the same amount of disgust for terrorism as he did President Trump, shrugging his shoulders over Islamic extremism in September and declaring that attacks were “part and parcel” of life in a big city.
To recap, that’s:
Donald Trump’s mean tweets = Ban him!
Terrorist attacks = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said there was “no reason” to rescind Mr Trump’s invitation.
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