Petition To Ban Trump From Visiting Britain Reaches 1.3 million


A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s making an official state visit to Britain had gained more than a million signatures by Monday, in a backlash to Trump’s controversial ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

The petition to ban Trump from making the visit was created on the country’s Government and Parliament website at the end of November, long before Trump’s announcement, and had gained just 372 signatures in two months.
News spread over the weekend of Trump’s travel ban, and by 10 am on Monday, the number of signatures on the petition had soared, and it’s still rising fast.
Graham Guest, the British lawyer who created the petition, said he had no specific issue or policy position in mind when he started the petition. It was just Trump the man, really.
“Maybe Trump’s travel ban has angered people and they want him to know what it’s like to be banned from a country,” he wrote to CNN.

“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 states.

Source: CNN
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