London Mayor: No Red Carpet For Donald Trump

CNN reports:

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated his opposition to US President Donald Trump being afforded an elaborate state visit when he comes to the UK next year. “State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet,” Khan told CNN in an interview Monday.

Last week, the White House confirmed that Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom has been delayed until 2018. The delay comes amid concern that there will be mass protests against Trump in the British capital. Trump met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Hamburg and told reporters he would be visiting London. Earlier this year, more than 1.8 million people signed a petition seeking to block Trump’s UK trip over fears that it would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”

More from The Hill:

Khan has in the past called for the British government to cancel a state visit from Trump and has spoken out against Trump’s travel ban. Trump previously went after the mayor after an attack in London earlier this year. After the attack, Khan said there was no reason to worry about increased police presence in London, Trump then targeted Khan in a tweet, saying: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” He later doubled down on his comments.

  • Do Something Nice

    A lot can happen between now and 2018. Hopefully the mayor won’t have to deal with a Trump visit.

    • andrew

      I hear you, but would a Pence visit be much better?

      • Sporkfighter

        Pence would be much worse. Trump is a bigoted, incompetent buffoon who makes us look ridiculous. Pence a bigoted prosperity-theocrat who just might get some nasty stuff passed.

        • The_Wretched

          Pence is ultimately a coward and doesn’t have 1. trump’s base of support 2. trump’s ability to endlessly distract.

          I also think if trump goes, Pence will get dragged along.

          • Ken M

            It would be interesting to see how much he would tweet.

          • The_Wretched

            Pence wouldn’t tweet, women might see it.

          • Sporkfighter

            Great. Then we get President Ryan.

          • Todd20036

            More likely, President Hatch

          • Sporkfighter

            Why? Ryan is Speaker of the House. He’s right after the VP.

          • Todd20036

            Because Ryan is up to his pretty little neck in this too

          • Sporkfighter

            Not in any obvious way. He wasn’t part of Trump’s campaign, didn’t meet with Russians, didn’t email Russians.

          • Kruhn

            You guys forget that if Pence gets removed while Trump is President, he nominates a new Vice President, which must be ratified by both The House and Senate under Section 2 of the 25th Amendment. Same if Pence becomes President after Trump gets removed. The only way Ryan gets to be President would be if somehow Trump and Pence are both removed from office at about the same time or one dies while the other is removed.

          • Sporkfighter

            Yes…if Trump and Pence get caught up in the same trap and go down together, we get Ryan.

        • Pat

          He would “look” better since Dump is such an over the top buffoon in every way, but he’s evil through and through. Like you say, a theocrat who wants to impose his Christianist sharia law on the country and because he “looks” normal, he’d stand a shot, especially if he can appoint SCOTUS and federal court justices. It’s like frying pan or the fire with these two.

      • clay

        Pence knew about Flynn before hiring him. If Trump is impeached, Pence isn’t staying. Pence only gets the Presidency if Trump dies or flees before being impeached.

        • Sporkfighter

          So . . . President Ryan is an improvement?

          Face it: if we don’t take the Senate in the mid-terms, we are truly fucked.

          • Todd20036

            President Hatch

          • thatotherjean

            Which is nobody’s idea of fantastic, but at least he wouldn’t be out to destroy the country–provided he’s alive, since he’s what, 83?

          • matrem

            And we won’t, because the dem based is obsessed with purity. America is dunzo.

      • Todd20036

        No, but Pence is ensnared in Trump’s treason.
        If/when Trump goes, so will Pence, and maybe even Ryan and Sessions

        • bzrd

          and the desiccated turtle

      • Do Something Nice

        Probably. He’s damaged goods and by the time this plays out, the Democrats should be able to win the house or senate.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Inside the Buckingham Palace, the Queen express her deepest appreciation for the mayor to speak out against the shit gibbon visit.

      • Pat

        Buckingham Palace is notoriously tight lipped, but I would give anything to hear the Queen’s and Prince Philip’s off the cuff, candid opinions of Dump.

        • clay

          Prince Philip– “That coward thinks I’m leaving the hospital for him? Idiot!”

          • Pat

            Prince Philip says what he’s thinking out loud. He once asked, during a family photo shoot, when the fuck the photographer was going to be finished. William and Harry had to hold back the laughter. He would be just the one to ask out loud “What the fuck is he blathering on about?”

          • Bj Lincoln

            One of the perks of being that old.

          • Stogiebear

            I decided to get started early. Make sure I have it down pat in time.

          • TuuxKabin

            He’s always been like that.

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          • bzrd

            or, “why the fck’s he here?”

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    • Kruhn

      Or a Theresa May Government.

  • Boreal
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  • dcurlee

    Mayor stick to your guns. Trump as the world knows is a joke. Embarrassing the simpletons here don’t wake up to it

    • Kruhn

      He doesn’t make the invitation. It comes from the Prime Minister.

      • dcurlee

        I hope the PM will listen to him

  • Jon Doh

    How about a piss stained carpet for Donald Trump?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Only if he’s wrapped in it.

    • Jonathan Smith

      they left it in Russia

  • bkmn
  • andrew

    Good call Mr. Mayor.

  • JWC

    Maybe FAUX would like to take a crack at twisting that They may be able to influence the american sheep but they have little control on international media and they HATE Trump

    • pch1013

      Khan is a Muslim. That’s all the “angle” they need.

  • Michael R
  • boobert

    O/T: Meanwhile at the white house, a family that doesn’t practice what they preach! https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/886983345854394368

    • kareemachan

      OMG, I just read the crap on the WH website. Complete and utter bullshit.

    • Ken M

      The David Letterman one is even more priceless.

    • Bj Lincoln

      What a load of shit! His crap and his kids crap are all made over seas by slave labor! Removing regulations that allow for drilling and coal mining is BS! We need to keep what protected lands we have and keep the air and water clean. Every word of that page is the opposite of what we should be doing or opposite of what he is doing. Did you catch the “58th” President inauguration mistake? You know who is paying for all 50 states to send and entertain them? WE ARE. Our tax money will pay for the whole party.

      • clay

        Expect some protectionist bullshit about “American Steel” before the end of the week.

        • Bj Lincoln

          My little town used to be a steel town until they all closed. That was in the late 70’s early 80’s. The only thing left is Diebold and it’s more administration than factory.

      • boobert

        Just another “do as I say, not as I do ” moment ! Georgia has chic fil a as a US product. Indiana has brooms, lol. It’s so stupid.

    • MusicBear88

      New York gets represented by arguably the best pianos in the world with Steinway (a company founded by immigrants from Germany, by the way). My state of Massachusetts gets… horseshoes. While some of these products are iconic (Gibson guitars, Stetson hats) some are just plain silly.

  • Ninja0980

    Good.
    After the insults Trump has directed at him, Khan is under no obligation to extend any kind of welcome to Trump.

  • Galvestonian

    Have someone from Uber pick him up at the airport and take him to London’s worst hotel ( I understand that London has a few really horrid ones ) and then give him a couple of day bus passes to get around, a lot of tourist brochures and a couple of certificates for a ‘plowmans lunch’ at the local pub

    • clay

      It’s not as if he’d recognize that his normal limo’s not there.

    • madknits

      Ploughman’s lunch, please.
      😉

    • Dagoril

      He can always stay on the English Riviera. Fawlty Towers should have a room free…

      • Kruhn

        I suggest the Grenfell Towers.

  • Boreal
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  • kareemachan

    Rur-roh, donnie’s gonna be po’ed about this.

    “WHERE’S MY GOLD CARRIAGE!!/11??!!”

    • Ken M

      You mean the Queen’s gold carriage.

  • Natty Enquirer
    • Ken M

      He needs some American carpet cleaners to get to work. The carpet was made here..right?

    • Bj Lincoln

      That looks like some of the rentals I have had to clean up. I hated that job. People are filthy creatures.

  • Ken M

    1.8 million signatures…I wonder if the states could use that tactic to block one of his “visits.”

    • clay

      He’s yet to get past the 96th meridian since the election. Did he even make it back to Iowa?

      • Ken M

        He’d never see CA or NY for sure.

  • Sashineb
  • Lazycrockett

    Almost every leader around the world is acting more American than the people in control in DC. JFC.

    • JWC

      there is a long pregnant pause waiting for this fool to show himself so far Khan, Macron and Merkle have caught his act

  • geoffalnutt

    He should be banned from all western democracies. He is Putin’s man-baby. He needs to stay in Russia where he belongs

    • Bad Tom

      Can we ban him from this one too?
      Man Without a Country: Apprentice Edition

  • Ken M

    He couldn’t blame the G-2 conference for the riots in London. The credit would be all his.

  • Kevin King

    Good idea to wait. Yeah, he will be way more popular by 2018. It’ll be huge. “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”

  • Adam King

    I’m counting on the Brits to make Baby Donnie’s visit as unpleasant as possible.

    • Ken M

      They could change President to Mr. as his title. Leave off the “leader of the free world” stuff. That would piss him off big time.

      • JWC

        Oh go lower not Prezzy not Mr but Donny

    • Kruhn

      In the most passive aggressive way.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Trump is too vain and stupid to realize that the elaborate receptions he did receive were actually mocking him and his delusions of grandeur. Sword dances? Hands on the glowing globe? Macron’s elaborate military spectacle? I have no doubt they were all laughing behind his back.

  • Todd20036

    How about instead of a red carpet, make Trump climb lots of steps?

    • JWC

      hehe no golf carts oh that is cruel

      • Pat

        I’m thinking a golf cart following the Queen’s carriage with Benny Hill music, of course.

        • JWC

          also know as “Yakity Sax” oh yes perfect

    • clay

      If they give him a red carpet, it should be unsecured over an unevenly surfaced slope.

      • bzrd

        open sewer under it

  • Boreal

    If the Brits had someone like Arya, they could organize a welcome for the tRumps.

    http://watchersonthewall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/GoT20Freys.png

    • Lazycrockett

      I was waiting for a more appropriate Drumpf Family thread to drop my Arya Frey reference.

    • Pat

      Nice pie you got here. What? WHAAAT??????

  • This’ll get him!

  • Ken M

    He want’s a Poland repeat…seriously? : )

  • clay

    “State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet,” Khan told CNN in an interview Monday.

    CNN and Kahn are politely leaving off the “you fucking tourist” from the end of the statement.

  • Boreal
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  • RJ Bone

    This is a chance for the UK to seriously lead, here. Not affording most or any courtesies to Hair Furor on a visit could open the possibility of everyone else doing the same. At an international level the United States leader being treated worse than a much lesser country would say A LOT. Especially when other nations follow suit.

    • JWC

      it would be a splendid Idea Trump did a deliberate disassociation of all parties concerned at the G19 Give him a Grade “D” reception as his reward

  • Boreal
  • Rex

    Maybe a brown carpet.
    Cause, you know, Trump may be shitting his pants at that point.

    • Treant

      OT, sort of: My younger dog had diarrhea and then rolled in it today, which necessitated bathing the dog and cleaning some carpeting.

      I expect that Trump smells slightly worse.

  • Ken M

    Please..Please..Please refer to the Mayor as “that Muslim” Please!

  • Robert Pierce

    We Londoners will never be ready to welcome him in 2018. He’s in for a very rude awakening. Resentment of him coming here is higher than ever. Even some of the Brexit rabble don’t want him here.

  • Craig Howell

    Make America Great Britain Again!

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Unfortunately, if you want something out of him, you have to stroke his craven vanity. Macron sized him up in a minute, therefore the red carpet treatment on Bastille Day.

    • Tiger Quinn

      And that got anybody exactly what? Right.

  • Paula

    It sounds like London needs its own version of Bridgegate when Don the Con shows up.

  • Rocco

    Hopefully it will be a moot point, as Hair Furor will be out of office…

  • Kruhn

    I say if Donald has a state visit, Queen Elizabeth drives His Cheetohness around in her royal Rolls Royce. Google Queen Elizabeth drives the King of Saudi Arabia. Let’s say Her Majesty punked the Saudi king with her driving skillz as a way to express her Royal Displeasure over women not being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.

    BTW she can drive without a license in the UK because licenses state that Her Mastery The Queen allows the bearer the right to drive, she would be allowing Her Royal Self to drive every time she takes the wheel.

  • JCF