A British politician says President Trump should be arrested if he visits the United Kingdom, ramping up criticism one day after Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos from a leader of a British ultranationalist group.
Labour MP Paul Flynn tweeted on Thursday that Trump should be “arrested for inciting racial hatred” if he "steps foot on UK soil."
“Trump should be arrested for inciting racial hatred if May allows him to set foot on UK soil,” Paul Flynn tweeted.
Trump should be arrested for inciting racial hatred if May allows him to set foot on UK soil.— Paul Flynn (@PaulFlynnMP) November 30, 2017
The Times newspaper reported that several members of Parliament publicly criticized Trump, calling him a “fascist” and “stupid” and saying he is guilty of “spreading evil.” Another said the president is “racist, incompetent, or unthinking, or all three.”
Peter Bone, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, called for Prime Minister Theresa May to advise Trump to delete his Twitter account, according to the Times, which added that the sentiment is shared by Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
U.K. leaders were quick to criticize Trump after he shared three videos from far-right group Britain First. Many called for May to revoke Trump’s invitation for a state visit.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, said Thursday that Trump is promoting a “vile, extremist group” and a visit from him “would not be welcomed.”
President Trump has used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country. It's increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed. pic.twitter.com/oZ1Kt0JCfY— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) November 30, 2017
May said in a statement Wednesday that it was “wrong” for Trump to share the videos.
Trump fired back in a tweet later Wednesday night, telling May to focus on terrorism in the U.K.
.@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017