I will never understand how those who preach tolerance are precisely the ones who spew the most hate. How is it possible that they can’t see their own hypocrisy? It’s NOT tolerance if you hate anyone who disagrees with you! Do they even know the definition of tolerance? It is so infuriating!
The latest example of this bleeding heart liberal hypocrisy comes from across the pond. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says an official visit by President Trump would “not be welcomed” in his city. Apparently Trump doesn’t share their values. So the tolerant reaction is, of course, hostility.
The Guardian reported that “May invited Trump to Britain seven days after his inauguration when she became the first foreign leader to visit him in the White House. She told a joint press conference she had extended an invitation from the Queen to Trump and his wife, Melania, to make a state visit later in the year and was “delighted that the president has accepted that invitation.” The invitation was widely criticized as the British people have very low approval of our president. Thankfully, he is our president, not theirs. So who really cares what they think?
Still, we like to maintain good relations with Britain and Trump does plan to go in 2018 for an official state visit. Not all politicians are going to welcome him, however. Apparently, some British are too tolerant to welcome President Trump.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has stated that “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity”, and for that precise reason an official visit by U.S. President Donald Trump would “not be welcomed”.
Khan made the statement in written responses to questions from a member of the London Assembly, in which he was asked what he would do to make President Trump “feel welcome” when the anticipated visit comes in 2018.
Stating he had “previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump”, the mayor made clear he feels a visit by President Trump would be against the “interests and security of Londoners”. Khan said, “It is clear that any official visit here would not be welcomed.”
Referring back to recent retweets by President Trump of three videos purporting to show acts of Muslim violence, Mr. Khan remarked: “Many Brits who love both America and Americans, as I do, will see recent comments made by President Trump as hardly in tune with the special relationship between our two countries.”Apparently, without irony, the mayor said it was because “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity” that the visit by President Trump should not go ahead, remarking that Trump is “completely incompatible with the values Londoners hold dear”.
While it has not been made clear precisely which security concerns concern Mr. Khan about a visit from the U.S. president, the Mayor had earlier in 2017 shrugged off the threat of terrorism as merely being “part and parcel” of city life. Mayor Khan has also presided over an astonishing rise of acid attacks in London, which has led to the city being crowned the acid attack capital of the world.
David Kurten, the elected member of the London assembly who issued the formal questions to Khan questioning his behavior over Trump, said the mayor was exceeding his remit by getting involved in global politics, when in reality “his job is simply to run London’s transport network and police, but since he took office he has used his position to grandstand on international issues as though he were a Head of State. He is not.”
According to the ‘The Independent’, about half of all British people want Trump to cancel his state visit. Londoners are against Trump’s travel ban and the recent decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Once you realize the the most popular baby boy name in London in 2017 was Muhammed, this makes more sense.
It will be interesting to see if Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen herself will respond to the city mayor’s opinions on foreign affairs. The United States and Britain have always had a very good relationship. While President Trump may not be their favorite leader, he won the election and is our chosen leader. If they don’t want to welcome him, too bad. See how that works for them when the time comes for renegotiating trade deals or they need our assistance. Trump isn’t here to make people warm and fuzzy. He is here to ‘Make America Great Again’ and to put America first!