British Top Official Calls Trump ‘Racist’ And ‘Sexual Predator’ During UK Visit
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump, accusing the US president of being a “sexual predator” and “a racist.”
“A state visit is an honor, and we don’t think that this president deserves an honor,” Thornberry said on BBC’s “Today” radio program, according to Politico.
“He is a sexual predator, he is a racist, and it’s right to say that,” she added. “And I think we need to think about when is it that our country got so scared. Why can’t we start saying things as they are?”
During her interview, Thornberry praised Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to boycott Trump’s U.K. state visit this week, saying it was a necessary step to take against a “bully.”
She also criticized the British government for “fawning all over Trump” and “holding his hand,” and told the radio show on Tuesday that she is angry about Trump and his visit to the U.K. because she loves the U.S. and its values.
“When you have a close friend and they’re going wrong, you are more likely to be more adamant with them, clearer with them, than with someone who has not been as close a friend and you are trying to build a relationship with them,” Thornberry said, according to the news outlet.
Thornberry is among several British politicians who are planning to join Tuesday’s protest against Trump’s visit.
As many as 250,000 protestors are expected to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street, according to The Telegraph.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote in an op-ed on Saturday that the United Kingdom was on the “wrong side of history” ahead of Trump’s visit.
The president responded to the statement by calling Khan a “stone cold loser” in an early morning tweet Monday.
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