U.K. petition against Trump state visit attracts over 1M signatures

tajLONDON — A movement to prevent President Trump from making a state visit to the United Kingdom gathered pace Monday as a public petition against the trip received more than 1 million signatures. However the British government said the visit, likely to take place this summer, will still go ahead.

The surge in support for the appeal, created last year by Graham Guest, a lawyer based in Leeds, a city in northwestern England, follows Trump’s refugee and travel ban that affects millions of Muslims.

“Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit,” the petition says. It adds that Trump’s visit would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen



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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.