United Kingdom opposition leader Corbyn, refuses to attend Trump’s state dinner

United Kingdom opposition leader Corbyn, refuses to attend Trump’s state dinner

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Friday he had turned down an invitation to a state dinner which will be part of US President Donald Trump's visit to Britain in June.

The US president is set to visit the United Kingdom from 3 to 5 June in a long-delayed state visit, including a formal white-tie dinner hosted by the Queen.

The Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May "should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honor a president who rips up vital worldwide treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric", Corbyn said.

So far Mr Corbyn has made it to just the one state dinner, thrown in honour of President Xi of China a month after his election as Labour leader.

He accused the United States president of "racist and misogynistic rhetoric".

In 2017 Parliament Speaker John Bercow said that Britain's relationship with the U.S.is valued and the decision for a state visit by a president is beyond his authority.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the United Kingdom should offer the President the "best possible welcome", and a spokesperson to the Prime Minister said that Theresa May was "looking forward to welcoming the President to build on our special relationship". They met at the White House a week after his January 20. Moreover, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been widely quoted as saying that, "I think it is very important when you have a state visit by our closest and most important ally that we think about the office as much as the person". On that occasion, he was believed to have been attending a family event. He called for Trump's working visit past year to be canceled over the controversy surrounding family separation at the border. 2017 inauguration. That's when May first extended an invitation for Trump to make a state visit to Britain.

The US President will also meet the Queen during his visit, and intends to "reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship" between the two countries.

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