UK Prime Minister Theresa May is under increasing pressure to withdraw Donald Trump’s invitation for a state visit after Trump’s controversial decision to re-tweet videos from a British political group known for their anti-Muslim stance.
The actions have put Theresa May in the difficult situation of having to condemn her US counterpart’s actions while all the same insisting the United Kingdom enjoys a “special relationship” with the U.S.
London mayor Sadiq Khan, who is a Muslim, has criticised Trump as Islamaphobic.
Trump responded to May with a tweet saying “Don’t focus on me; focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.”
May has been making intensive effort to strengthen the UK-US relationship. With Britain’s exit from the European Union dedicating need for better ties. May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump after he was sworn in.
It is unknown if any invitation will be withdrawn despite the pressure from other British politicians and citizens.