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President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The UK Parliament is debating whether to let Trump come for a state visit


Watch Parliament debate President Trump's visit live.

After a petition to ban President Trump from an official state visit in the United Kingdom got more than 1.8 million signatures, the nation's Parliament took up the topic for debate on Monday.

Any official petition to Parliament that gets more than 100,000 signatures must be debated. A signature supporting the visit got 312,000 signatures and is also being discussed.

We didn't do this for Truman. We didn't do this for Reagan. But for this man, we say, 'please come and we will lay on everything.'
MP David Lammy

The debate was full of insults directed at Trump. MP Paul Flynn called Trump's intellectual capacity "protozoan," referring to a single-celled organism, and said he had acted like a "petulant child."

Others argued Trump's visit was simply too early.

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Campaigners demonstrate outside the United States Embassy in London, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, holding placards and wearing Trump face masks as they protest ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S President. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The visit had been originally scheduled for June. Whenever it happens, activists say Trump will be met with the biggest anti-racism protest in British history.

John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, listens as Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers an address to members of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group at the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The President and his wife are guests of Britain's Queen Elizabeth during their three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Toby Melville, pool)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow faces controversy for saying he would reject any motion to have Trump address Parliament. He is facing a motion of no confidence from other members of Parliament.

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