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London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK to cancel Trump's state visit

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan says President Trump's visit to the U.K. later this year should be reassessed, CNBC reported.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for," Khan told U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday evening. 

On Tuesday morning he reiterated his stance, telling the BBC that "there are so many things Donald Trump is wrong about, and in those circumstances I'm not in favor of a state visit."


Khan hasn't exactly been Trump's biggest fan over the past couple of days. Trump tweeted about Khan's reaction to the attack in London that took place on Saturday, criticizing the mayor for saying that London citizens should not "be alarmed" at a heightened police presence in the city. 

Trump went on to tweet, "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement."

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the invitation had already been extended to Trump and that he saw no reason to rescind it. 

Johnson did, however, say that he approved of Khan's decision to reassure citizens in London not to be alarmed by the increased presence of police officers after the London attack. 

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