The Telegraph reports that Donald Trump’s visit to the UK has been canceled — at least for now. A planned “working” stop in the near future, mooted as a compromise to keep Trump away from the symbolic and prestigious trappings of an official state visit, unraveled after Trump retweeted islamophobic videos posted by a British fascist group, then harangued Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter when she issued mild condemnation of his actions.
More forceful in his condemnation was London mayor Sadiq Kahn, who openly said Trump was unwelcome in his city.
Neither the working trip nor a state visit were ever scheduled. May’s invitation riled many in Britain, where Trump is widely loathed. The scaled-down “working visit” would have allowed the president to avoid losing face should the state visit not quickly materialize.
If you hadn’t noticed, Trump tweets constantly during Fox and Friends, a fact more apparent as his presidency continues, but subsiding during times of intense travel (such as his recent tour of Asia). It’s as if he lounges in the mornings watching Fox and dinking around on his phone. [via]
Donald Trump retweeted anti-muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right political group Britain First — and a criminal convicted of racially aggravated harassment who is currently facing more hate crimes charges in the UK. The group, so reviled even prominent Trump supporters were critical of his choice to promote them, was […]
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