LONDON: Donald Trump is slated to visit the UK in July, much to the horror of many across the country. The news of the US leader’s trip has sparked a Twitterstorm, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan is fanning the flames of discord.
Sadiq Khan has taken another swipe at his arch enemy Donald Trump, saying Brits will be sure to exercise their “free speech” by protesting if he comes to the capital.
The London Mayor issued a warning to the US President after it was announced he will officially visit the UK for the first time in July.
Speaking at a St George’s Day event in Trafalgar Square earlier in the week, London Mayor Khan warned Trump to expect “loud” protests if he visits Britain this summer. He slammed the Republican leader for “amplifying far-right messages.”
“I hope if he does come, he reflects on the difference good leadership can make. We have got a great history in our city of protests… we have got a great history in our city of bringing about change by protest, the key thing is for it to be lawful, for it to be peaceful.
“I have no doubt that if he does come, there will be some people who want to express their views loudly and peacefully to the president.”
Khan has previously found himself a target of Trump. The president launched a scathing attack on the mayor following the terrorist attacks in Borough Market and on London Bridge in July.
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has jumped on the anti-Trump bandwagon, vowing in an online video to ensure mass protests will take place in the event of the American president’s visit.