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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 06:16 AM

Trump can come. But let him know Britain won't stand for his bigotry



He calls entire nations “shitholes”, called white supremacists “very fine people”, and demanded a total ban on Muslims entering the United States, eventually targeting several Muslim-majority nations. Anti-Muslim hatred in the US is soaring under his administration. He has attempted to ban trans people from serving in the US military. And yet, because he is the world’s most powerful man, we risk becoming numb to such hatred, and our capacity for shock or revulsion risks becoming worn down; while his fanatical followers revel in the vulgarity of his hatred as a way to drive back gains won by women, minorities and LGBTQ people.

Although many British people opposed Theresa May’s offer of a state visit last year – on the basis that it was conferring an honour on a racist demagogue that some presidents never receive, and none have been offered so swiftly – Trump is entitled to a working visit. And equally, those of us who abhor what he represents are entitled to exercise the right to protest. When he arrives on 13 July, the Stop Trump and Stand Up to Trump campaigns will protest together: “Together Against Trump” is the banner under which we will march.

The cynical comebacks are out in force already: isn’t your protest a futile sham, just the hysterical bleating of the snowflake army? The first objective is to stop the normalisation of Trump and his bigotry. Trump’s election was a source of jubilation for the far right, which looks to him to legitimise its brand of politics. He retweeted Britain First’s racist videos, one of which claimed to depict a migrant (he wasn’t) beating up a boy on crutches.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/27/trump-britain-bigotry-president-visit-politics-protests|

I very much doubt that Trump will come to London to avoid the protests. My guess is he will go to Windsor.

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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 06:29 AM

1. Having Trump touch your soil is the equivalent of a visit by Hitler.

Donald Trump is a forever stain on the United States. He has created permanent divisions among former friends and families in the United States. I would have severe doubts about ANYONE who entertains or is willing to be seen with him.

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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 06:32 AM

2. Thank you, Brits, for your

upcoming Protests against the American Idiot.

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