London Mayor Sadiq Khan has got to be feeling unappreciated right now.
President Trump’s retweet of three videos allegedly depicting Muslims committing crimes led Khan to pen a stern critique on Twitter. The videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen of the far-right group Britain First.
The London mayor on Thursday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to rescind the invitation for President Trump to visit Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II.
President Trump has used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country. It's increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed. pic.twitter.com/oZ1Kt0JCfY
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) November 30, 2017
“President Trump has used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country,” Khan wrote. “It’s increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”
May has been quiet with regard to Khan’s remarks, possibly in an effort to maintain a working relationship with the leader of the world’s most powerful nation.
A spokesperson for May did say it was “wrong” for President Trump to share the videos, AP reports. The American Commander-in-Chief fired back at the British Prime Minister Wednesday evening.
.@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
May responded with the following statement during a trip to Jordan.
“The fact that we work together does not mean that we are afraid to say when we think that the United States have got it wrong and to be very clear with them. I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”
Despite disagreeing with President Trump, May has not revoked his invitation as the London mayor suggested. She says the visit is still on, although a specific date has not been revealed.
It was a potential moral blow to Khan, who now realizes President Trump holds greater clout with the Prime Minister than he does.
Trump just shared a video
The video exposes Islam and it’s truth
If you aren’t an extremist, why are you hurt?
— Office of Pappu? (@CongressPappu) November 30, 2017
You’re mayor of London you don’t speak for the whole of Britain. The POTUS, are greatest allie, is welcome any time. Any suggestion otherwise would be more harmful than good.
— Jon Ridley (@jonridley87) November 30, 2017
Your so called religion kills innocent people Manchester, London,nice the list goes on and on and on so real British people are thankful that president trump understands your religion kills and that your religion isn’t ever welcomed by true Brits
— Jayc (@Jayc27rwt) November 30, 2017
Happy to welcome radical Islamic extremists to Britain but not @POTUS You don’t speak on behalf of the British people
— Pete R+++? (@pr_uxc) November 30, 2017
— ENGLAND’S HEROES (@ENGLANDSHEROES) November 30, 2017
@realDonaldTrump you are very welcome to the UK. Ignore Khan he allows Known Terrorist to walk the London streets & does nothing! So your be very Welcome! ?
— Ricky P (@rickyp1969) November 30, 2017
You’re a bold faced liar. He shared videos of the true nature of radical Islam. Tell the truth for once. Look at the havoc across the U.K. because of their violence
— Iron girl (@JasminRoman15) November 30, 2017