British Politicians Take Turns Blasting Trump

British Politicians Take Turns Blasting Trump

Parliament debated on Trump’s upcoming state visit to the UK. John Iadarola and Ben Mankiewicz, the hosts of The Young Turks, show you what they said. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go

“British MPs lined up on Monday to pour scorn on a “racist and sexist” Donald Trump, who they said should not be allowed to come to Britain for a state visit because of the risk it would embarrass the Queen.

The US president was compared to a “petulant child” and had his intelligence questioned by MPs during a three-hour debate triggered after more than 1.8 million people signed a petition urging Theresa May to cancel her invitation.

So many politicians packed into Westminster Hall for the debate that they had to have their speeches limited to five minutes each.

Alex Salmond said he was unsure over whether to be appalled by the morality of the invitation or astonished by its stupidity.

“As an example of fawning subservience, the prime minister holding hands [with Trump] would be difficult to match,” the former Scottish first minister said. “To do it in the name of shared values was stomach churning. What exactly are the shared values that this house, this country would hope to have?”

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/20/mps-pour-scorn-on-racist-and-sexist-donald-trump-in-state-visit-debate

Hosts: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz

Cast: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz

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