London Mayor Blasts Trump: He Has Betrayed Britain And Should Not Be Welcomed For A State Visit

CNN reports:

The mayor of London slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for retweeting anti-Muslim propaganda from a British far-right party, and suggested UK Prime Minister Theresa May shouldn’t welcome Trump into their country for a state visit.

Khan, who is Muslim, called Britain First, the far-right party Trump retweeted on Wednesday, “a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country.” He added that the videos make it “increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”

“Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries,” Khan continued. “It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great.”

  • Michael R

    Treat Trump with the respect he deserves …. NONE

  • Bambino
    • Todd20036

      The liberals already realize this, except the Bernie bros, and they’re just the liberal equivalent of quislings.

      The Nazis just don’t care.

      • Archipelagos

        Certain quarters still think Hillary would have been worse. “Trump is sure awful, but I’m real glad we stopped Hillary!” That sort of thing.

        • JDS

          Susan Sarandon being one of them. She still spouts that if Hillary had won, we’d be in a war.

          • Todd20036

            Meanwhile, In just launched an ICBM

          • Jeffg166

            I’m 69 and don’t remember not being in a war or incursion somewhere in the world all through my life.

          • Nowhereman

            Me neither. I was born during the last Korean war.

          • JCF

            We’re in a war, Susan. It’s a war ON us. And thanks to nutbag sell-outs like you, we’re losing it…

          • JDS

            Exactly.

        • Ninja0980

          Those people are beyond help.

      • yep. those all powerful Bernie Bros, always empowering fascism and covering for murderous, traitorous criminals and rapists. that’s us! but, um, dood. i’m not a “Bro.” just sayin.

      • Nazis don’t care, but you knew that. how would you like to talk about how 52% of white women voted for the traitor? is that the fault of “bernie bros?” use facts if you have an argument to make, and save the personal insults for a different discussion, please.

        • BWL

          And a large share of the Hilbots are “Never Berners” and accusing the “Bros” of doing the same things they would have done with the shoe on the other foot.
          In the end, I did vote for Hilary and her milque-toast/more-of-the-same platform, but I don’t understand what the Hilbots are trying to accomplish by further alienating a segment they’ll need to win in 2020 SMH

          • Reality.Bites

            Because Bros are basically unsatisfiable egotistical assholes whose damage to the party far outweighs the votes they pretend they’re willing to give.

            And that starts right at the top.

          • Nowhereman

            They really turned me off. I was for Bernie in the primaries, but when Hillary became the candidate I voted for her, the Hillbots constant carping notwithstanding. And something that they never acknowledged was that a lot of the propaganda that caused the riff was coming from motherfucking RUSSIANS!

        • JCF

          In some part? Sure it is! The Bernie Bros continued to create conflict in the Democratic Party—after Hillary had the delegates, even after the Convention—which fueled “But Her Emails!!!” objections to voting for Hillary ACROSS the political spectrum (including among white women).

          I really don’t understand why you can’t see this, cd.

    • Michael R
    • Michael R

      Please read :

      The Ten Stages of Genocide

      http://genocidewatch.org/genocide/tenstagesofgenocide.html

      • David Walker

        My guess would be that we’re at #7, although I don’t think the US started #1. Well, maybe a long time ago, but so much of the first half seems to be ingrained in a large segment of the US, part of our DNA, that we just assumed the first half and plunged into the the latter stages.

        This is an excellent read, Michael. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Ninja0980

      She’s right too.

    • pj

      chump aint no hitler. hes a con man who closed a deal that put him way over his head.

      • ColdCountry

        HE may not be, but I do NOT trust some of his backers and supporters.

      • Bambino

        Hitler was no Hitler when the rest of the country and the world thought he was a fringe ranting lunatic with few followers.

    • Paul

      Christmas 2015 I was at a lovely, mostly gay, dinner party and the topic, of course, turned to politics. Somebody pulled out their phone and showed a video of some commentator (John Oliver, Steven Colbert, I can’t recall) making fun of Trump. Lots of laughs all around the table.

      One the way home I said to my partner, ‘I can’t help but think that, in 1932, there was a group of gay people in Berlin having Christmas dinner and laughing at the strange little man with the funny mustache.’

      History does repeat itself.

      • Librarykid

        Sadly, most people are blind to that.

      • Bambino

        History will always repeat itself because we human are mostly self-centre creatures that emphasize on me and now. Especially in the age of rabid consumerism.

    • Jeffg166

      Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Just call a Nazi a Nazi. They are unacceptable.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Nah. Bring him in, then deport him.

  • Maybe Mr. Khan is also worried we’d try to trick the UK into keeping Trump. >.>

    • Tawreos

      I think that might almost be an act of war.

  • londonbuddy

    If he does still visit it will give me and 3 friends a chance to hold up our banners, made especially for him. Mine says ‘C’ another says ‘U’ Another says ‘N’……..

    • Tawreos

      If you don’t have letters that spell out Trump he will never read it.

    • Rambie

      Good idea! Keep the words short so they don’t confuse Trump.

  • Tawreos

    Like Trump will care. He got to tweet hateful shit that matches his own prejudicial feelings and gets to piss off people in the process, he’ll call this a win.

    • thatotherjean

      He’s too thin-skinned for that. If people threaten hostile demonstrations, he won’t go, because he doesn’t want to face them. They get in the way of his fantasy of competence.

  • ChrisMorley

    The Westminster House of Commons has just held a collective rant about tRump.

    Home Secretary (=Interior Sec.) Amber Rudd seemed to confirm that Trump’s state visit has effectively been postponed until further notice. This is not especially surprising, because it has already been revealed that Trump does not want to visit the UK until he can be sure of a warm welcome. Many MPs said the visit should be cancelled altogether. In response, Rudd repeatedly used the same formula. She said:
    An invitation for the visit has been extended and accepted, but the dates and the precise arrangements have yet to be agreed.
    Between the Lines: Don’t bother to wait for the announcement.

    There’s much more here https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/blog/live/2017/nov/30/trump-twitter-theresa-may-islamic-terrorism-come-and-go-uk-cabinet-minister-brushes-aside-trumps-twitter-jibe-at-may-politics-live?page=with:block-5a1fe7aca1bc53061d9267c0#block-5a1fe7aca1bc53061d9267c0

    • Gustav2

      I often have “scheduling conflicts” when I don’t want to see someone. lol

  • Todd20036

    I like this mayor. A lot.

    • Bluto

      Easy on the eyes too.

      • Archipelagos

        Beat me to it.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    I have a new theory.

    1). Its obvious Trump ran for Pres as a stunt and didn’t really want the job
    2). After getting the job, he now REALLY doesn’t want it, but his ego would never let him resign.
    3). He’s okay with impeachment, because he can blame others and play victim (and spin his martyr status into media opportunities) – BUT this means remaining in a job he hates for a few more years. AND the risk of his loss of his businesses.
    4). By upping the crazy tweets, he’s creating chaos and a distraction, which he loves – AND if it triggers the 25th amendment, he’s out of office sooner, which he wants, AND it sets a basis for defending himself against eventual charges [Trump lawyers: Look he’s crazy, so you can’t put him in jail]

    Discuss…

    • Tawreos

      I think he is too much of a narcissistic asshole to think that far ahead on any of this and he just tweets stuff that he agrees with without any concern for sources or how it may make him look.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        So he just enjoys stirring the shit and consequences be damned? Wouldn’t disagree. I can see the point that long term strategy is beyond his cognitive abilities.

        • BearEyes

          that short term – what have you done for me today? – mindset.

      • Michael R

        He’s playing Hungry Hungry Hippos , not chess .

        • thatotherjean

          As I read somewhere (here?) yesterday, he’s playing tic-tac-toe with a pigeon, and losing.

      • Snarkaholic

        It’s like borrowing money…he forgets immediately and, therefore, thinks you, the lender will, too…resulting in the endless, contradictory statements he constantly makes.

    • Gustav2

      No, he really is this asshole and is being used by the Republican donor class to accomplish what will take decades to undo.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        During the campaign, the donor class didn’t want him. But now that he’s in office, of course he is great cover while the country is looted.

        Any guess as to why the crazy seems to be increasing? Just the stress of the job?

        • Gustav2

          The stress and the donor class does not care to make him stop until they get what they want.

        • Tawreos

          I think Mueller picking of people that were close to him is helping to increase the crazy.

          • pj

            tightening noose. cuts the air flow.

          • thatotherjean

            Even if it’s not deliberate on Mueller’s part, it seems to be doing just that. I hope it stops before Donnie starts pushing the buttons on that football that follows him around.

        • ChrisInKansas

          I think the crazy is increasing because his dementia is increasing.

        • thatotherjean

          Progressing Alzheimer’s dementia and stress would be my guess.

        • Schnackenpfefferhausen

          He knows he’s going to die in jail and Mueller’s team is steadily closing in?

    • greenmanTN

      I agree with 1 and 2. In his business career he has been used to lying all the time and getting away with it. He told one person one thing, someone else another, and so long as they didn’t compare notes he got away with it. But scrutiny of politicians, particularly a President, doesn’t work that way. He can’t just deny things and have people say “Well OK then.”

      He knows disaster is coming and he is decompensating RAPIDLY. Unfortunately that makes him very dangerous because he’s like a cornered rat.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        So like I asked Gustav, do you think the pressure and stress is causing him to be even more unhinged, or do you think he is ready for the 25th as opposed to possible impeachment?

        • greenmanTN
          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            That’s a pretty chilling assessment of someone with the nuclear football.

        • BearEyes

          pressure and stress.

        • I can see that. I think he realizes he’s in over his head so, so much, but can’t deal with that because of the way he sees himself.

        • Rambie

          I have thought 1 and 2, even during the campaign for #1. The whole campaign was a stunt to raise his profile. As election day approached and the polls showed him close to winning, his ego took over and he began to think he was really qualified for the job.

          His narcissism demands he’s the center of attention and he’ll lash out at anyone that threatens his ego.

          He’s running his administration as he did his businesses, by keeping focus on him, saying whatever makes him look good, and repeating anything he can find that matches his preconceptions — truth be damned and any “consequences” are for his underlings to clean/cover up.

          • David Walker

            Children make messes and adults have to clean them up. The problem here is that there are no adults around. It is not clean if it is merely swept under the rug.

          • Rambie

            It was clear, to me and many here on JMG, that Trump was a child during the campaign.

    • I definitely don’t think he expected to win. I agree with 1, 2, and 3. I’m not sure about #4, I don’t see him capable of that sort of 12-dimensional chess.

    • Frostbite

      He’s not smart enough for any of that.

    • thatotherjean

      That’s a great theory, but it gives Donnie too much credit for planning ahead. I don’t think he has a strategy; he just reacts to events by doing whatever makes him look good in his own head. In that I think he has Alzheimer’s and is narcissistic as it is possible to be, he is crazy–and I suspect that dementia will progress to the point that he never sees jail.

  • greenmanTN

    To Trump’s supporters this is a feature, not a bug.

  • Archipelagos

    Retweeting the far right group has only energized the far right base in the UK, giving them a heretofore feeling of legitimacy. A base that has only grown more extreme since the Brexit vote, and more popular. I have a feeling the consequences of that retweet will be far reaching — words I thought I’d never say in 2017.

    • Gustav2

      The far right base in the UK and the rest of Europe.

      • Archipelagos

        There’s a resurgent sense of Christian nationalism that’s feeding many of the far-right fires across Europe (and in Russia), something that I’d argue hasn’t quite taken hold in the UK. Not to say that it isn’t far off though, it’s not.

  • Bluto
    • Archipelagos

      Curse my weakness for doofus bears.

  • AmeriCanadian

    O/T: Trump Reportedly Once Bragged About ‘First-Rate P***y’

    I doubt this is why he’s been tweeting up a storm lately but nevertheless…

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-pussy-remark_us_5a1f7268e4b0a8581e67e66d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • medaka

    Thank you Mayor Khan. And fuck you President Fucking Moron.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVe-9VWIcCo

  • Smokey

    The Queen’s audience with The Prime Minister this week should be interesting. If we could listen in…

  • Brits: I apologize. i worked fairly hard to see we had different leadership and i and many other liberals and progressives failed, in 2016. the reasons are complex. but he really isn’t “our leader,” so much as he’s a horrifying representation of about 1/3 of our country right now. yall have been thru this before so i know you’ll understand.

    it’s a truly global age in which we live and we have to care about each other, no matter where we live. so i say to you: oppose him. resist efforts to normalize him. deny him access to your nation and royalty. tell him in clear words like only you can do, cause it’s your language, that he is a shite, filled with bollocks, who deserves nothing but to be forced to clean the middens at Balmoral and every fryer at every ethnic restaurant in London for the duration of his miserable life.

    he’s a traitor. some of us still remember why that word has meaning. you’ve a rich history with dealing with traitors. feel free to educate via example your American cousins, who seem to have forgotten what to do with them.

    • ChrisMorley

      No worries, we know.
      The plaintalking veteran left Labour MP Dennis Skinner today called tRump a “fascist” in the House of Commons. We haven’t read that word in Hansard for decades.
      Britain’s US Ambassador has formally complained to the White House about tRump’s retweets of Britain First’s Islamophobia.
      It seems clear that tRump’s State Visit will never be arranged.

      John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, took the unusual step of denouncing Trump himself.
      The speaker does not normally intervene in debates, or express any view on what MPs are discussing. But at the start of proceedings Bercow explained why he was keen to allow the urgent question [on tRump’s retweeting hate]. He said:
      ‘I thought the House would want urgently to express support for the victims of racism and bigotry and to denounce their purveyors.’

      There’s more trashing of tRump at https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/blog/live/2017/nov/30/trump-twitter-theresa-may-islamic-terrorism-come-and-go-uk-cabinet-minister-brushes-aside-trumps-twitter-jibe-at-may-politics-live

      • David Walker

        Your reporting and The Guardian observations are reassuring. Do you know of The Rachel Maddow Show? Last night she replayed a pronouncement by the sickening liar Rick Santorum about euthanasia in the Netherlands followed by a back-and-forth with a reporter from Netherlands TV, winding up with her apologizing for the lies the ass dribbler said. Last night she brought back the reporter, who has aged well in the last 5 years, and they discussed the debunked video of the beating of the kid with crutches…and she again apologized. He also tried to reassure her/us that most of the people in the Netherlands and, for that matter, in Europe, don’t blame us, which is a relief. I would hate to be lumped together with, as the MP said, the “fascist.” (That the word hasn’t been heard in the House in decades makes it even more powerful.)

        I do wish that the leaders of Europe would get together to figure out a way to get rid of the fucking moron. Obviously, we are feeling helpless to do anything, so maybe y’all can get the ball rolling.

    • Ross

      “i and many other liberals and progressives failed, in 2016. the reasons are complex.”

      Did we fail?

      Or was the election stolen from us by Russia?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        A combination of both I should think.

      • The_Wretched

        Trump being in office is a defacto failure. It sort of doesn’t matter how that happened, were we out played, out cheated or just subjected to raw power.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Even the Brits are more American than the mindless sheeple who allow the Shitgibbon to remain in office. Especially the Senate and Congress of Purchased Meat-Puppet fascists.

  • P’jama Pahnts

    He probably thought his tweet was something the Brits would appreciate. I mean, they’re called “Britain First”, right?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Thing is, you’re not wrong in the least.

    • ColdCountry

      If Canada started a campaign called “Canada First!” Dump would approve of it – even if the purpose was to keep him out of the country. He’s too superficial to find out what the words really mean.

  • JackFknTwist

    Trump/turd has no respect for anyone. If he had he would not embarrass the Queen by turning up in London in a cloud of tear gas and a million protesters burning the city to the ground.
    And that is what will happen.

  • sword

    I will enjoy Trump’s visit to London…a million backs turned to him…and a hundred neo-nazis cheering. Of course, according to Donald, even the Queen bowed down and kissed his feet.

    • Reality.Bites

      You’ll only be enjoying that visit in your imagination.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        So will Dotard.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That would be a sight to see but I think it best that he never set foot on British soil.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I wish we weren’t going to be tolerating him on ours…that said, the protests will be glorious.

  • Craig Howell

    Make America Great Britain Again!

  • JackFknTwist

    Clearly Trum/turd is becoming even more deranged.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    He’s right…period.

  • ColdCountry

    He sees it; he doesn’t care. And, he firmly believe that we don’t need allies, ‘cuz we so great!

  • The_Wretched

    Did Russia ask for this retweet? the US / UK political relationship is extremely close and Putin’s goal is to split up the West. This simple action is having that effect.

    • Halou

      It’s not just this action, Trump has made a habit of sticking a knife in Britain’s back. The time he had his administration leak crime scene photos after a Birmingham stadium attack, shitting on the London mayor for not being a militant Christianist. Not to mention in the wake of a vehicle attack on a London bridge, Dear Dotard condemned Britain, not that attackers, and more than that when a white person tried running over Muslims outside a mosque he said less than nothing.

  • Jack

    Please. If only to see trump’s tweets.

    On a related note, I am so hoping Harry doesn’t invite him to the wedding. Well, Charles and Camilla. Well, Meghan’s parents. Well, her family. However it’s going to proceed.

    • David Walker

      I recall reading (maybe here on JMG) that the fucking moron will not be invited…and that the Obamas will be. I find that delicious.

    • James

      It’s not a state event, so they don’t have to invite anyone. It’ll be mostly their families and friends and people they like.

  • JWC

    This asshole is soo beyod hopeless Trump is trying to flip all charges and plead insanity

  • ECarpenter

    Mr. Khan has been a great supporter of LGBT rights and people. And not just vocally – he implements governmental changes in support of us.

    Please remember him the next time you hear someone saying that all Muslims hate us – here’s one who doesn’t, and he has many Muslim supporters who are either neutral about us or are our allies. And neutral is a significant step towards becoming an ally.