The British parliament spent three hours debating whether the invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump to visit the state should be revoked after 1.8 million people signed a petition urging Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel the invitation.
In the session in the Westminster Hall, some of the leaders described Trump as a “petulant child” while others used more direct superlatives such as “racist and sexist” as they advocated the cancellation of his U.K. visit invitation, notes The Guardian.
The debate went on as thousands of demonstrators flocked to Parliament Square, protesting against the visit and waving placards that read “no to racism; no to Trump.” Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, said inviting Trump when he is president will only “reinforce his actions, his divisive racist, and sexist messages.”
Meanwhile, Trump named Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, who comes in after Lt. Gen Michael Flynn stepped down few days over his controversial phone calls with a Russian envoy, reports the BBC.