U.S. President Donald Trump has essentially denied permission to refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the United States.
Now, nearly 2 million British people want to give Trump a taste of his own vile medicine by denying him the right to enter the United Kingdom.
British Parliament is debating whether or not the leader of the free world should be allowed into the U.K. on the official invitation of Prime Minister Theresa May.
The move comes after 1.8 million people signed a petition — which required 100,000 signatures to prompt a Parliament debate — calling on the British government to block Trump’s visit.
“He should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the petition reads. “Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” it continues.
Among those opposing Trump’s visit is Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London.
Khan, who is the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city, believes the British government should not bestow VIP perks on the American president in light of his “cruel” xenophobic policies.
"In those circumstances, we shouldn't be rolling out the red carpet," he said.
In addition to the petition, 14,000 Londoners have planned to gather outside Parliament this week against Trump in a protest called “Defend Migrants, Stop Trump.”
“We are calling for a nationwide day of action to stand up and say no to the future of hatred, racism and division that Donald Trump is trying to create — and to say no to the disgraceful complicity of Theresa May and the British government in supporting him,” one of the organizers of the event told the Evening Standard.
May is the only foreign leader who has invited Trump for an official state visit since his inauguration on Jan. 20.
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