London mayor urges UK Prime Minister to uninvite President Trump. Here’s how that went over …

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has got to be feeling unappreciated right now.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan. (Photo: Screen Capture).

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,” 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.

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.

President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

It was a potential moral blow to Khan, who now realizes President Trump holds greater clout with the Prime Minister than he does.


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