UK Petition To Stop Trump’s Visit Gets Huge Amount of Signatures

In light of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders, 1,160,000 people in the United Kingdom signed a petition in hopes of stopping him from going on an official visit to the U.K.

Reportedly, this number is more than ten times the amount of signatures needed for the U.K.’s Parliament to consider the idea.

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The petition reads, in part:

“Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen. Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales.  Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official state visit.”

Despite the uproar, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office is not considering the proposal, according to The Telegraph.

The report says the White House reassured the U.K.’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, that the majority of people in the U.K. will not be affected.

Trump’s executive orders will bar citizens from seven different countries initially on the Obama administration’s “countries of concern” list.

 

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