One of the UK’s most powerful politicians believes that President Donald Trump should not be allowed to accept Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to visit Great Britain because of his executive order banning immigration from seven countries.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party which currently serves as the opposition party in British politics, said during an appearance on ITV that his government should be cautious about sanctioning a visit from America’s leader.
“I think we need to find out exactly what his intentions are in the long run,” Corbyn said of Trump, “and how much the U.S. parliamentary system is actually going to protect fundamentals of rights and freedoms and laws.”
He went on to criticize Trump’s use of “misogynistic language” during the presidential campaign and his “absurd” plans to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall before reaffirming that he would oppose a Trump visit.
“I’m not happy about him coming here until that ban is lifted,” Corbyn stated.
Corbyn also took to Twitter to promote a petition entitled, “Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.”
“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,” the petition reads.