UK petition looks to ban Trump from state visits hit 1 million

The lawyer was very open when he was asked why he launched the petition and said it was not because of Trump's stand but because of Trump as a person.
By Aaron Sims | Jan 30, 2017
Graham Guest, a lawyer in the UK, created a petition in November that moved to ban Trump from coming to the UK for official visits because it can embarrass the queen. The request would allow him to come in any other capacity, but not for an official state visit which would require him to meet and shake hands with the queen.

"Donald Trump's well-documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore, during the term of his presidency, Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit," the petition states.

The lawyer was very open when he was asked why he launched the petition and said it was not because of Trump's stand but because of Trump as a person.

But the petition had a slow start, but his the ground when Trump issued a travel ban to seven Muslim countries. The petition was quickly signed reaching the one million mark in a few hours.

Any petition that reaches 100,000 visitors is entitled to be a debate on the House floor. But the lawmakers insist that in this case the people were only annoyed by Trump's move and wanted him to feel how it is to be banned from moving to another country. Even the Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the petition after caving in to pressure to comment on it.

"We do not agree with this kind of approach," said Ms. May. "It is up to the US to debate on such issues."

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