Jeremy Corbyn says Trump London protest a chance to 'stand in solidarity'

Jeremy Corbyn says Trump London protest a chance to 'stand in solidarity'
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British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Monday that protesting President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE's visit to the United Kingdom is a chance to "stand in solidarity" with those he has attacked.

"Tomorrow's protest against Donald Trump's state visit is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he's attacked in America, around the world and in our own country - including, just this morning, @SadiqKhan," Corbyn tweeted.

Trump arrived in the U.K. on Monday morning for a three-day state visit.


The president is expected to face thousands of demonstrators during his visit to London.

Corbyn, who has been a vocal critic of Trump, referenced Trump's comments over the last two days about London Mayor Sadiq Khan in his tweet.

On Sunday, Trump mocked Khan, another critic of his.

“No, I don’t think much of him," he told reporters. "I think he’s, he’s the twin of [Bill] de Blasio, except shorter.”

On Monday he blasted the London mayor as a "stone cold loser."

Khan wrote in a fiery op-ed on Saturday that the United Kingdom is on the “wrong side of history” ahead of Trump's visit.

“In years to come, I suspect this state visit will be one we look back on with profound regret and acknowledge that we were on the wrong side of history,” Khan wrote in The Guardian.

Ahead of his visit to the country, Trump also called comments the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan MarkleMeghan MarklePrince Harry blames 'powerful' media for stepping away from royals Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles, no longer receive money from royal family Poll: Most Canadian taxpayers don't want to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's security costs MORE, made about him “nasty.”