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Labour’s Emily Thornberry brands Donald Trump a ‘racist’ who does not understand trade deals –

Labour#8217;s Emily Thornberry has branded Donald Trump #8220;a racist#8221; and compared his presidency to #8220;an asteroid of awfulness#8221; that has befallen the world.

#8220;He did at one stage say he didn#8217;t want to come to Britain until the British had learned to love him and I was quite relaxed about that.#8221;

#8220;I think though that the Government can give advice to Washington, and can say that we have to have security considerations. There will be major demonstrations.

#8220;It is very difficult once an invitation for a state visit has been made to withdraw it. Only the Queen can withdraw it and I don#8217;t want to put her in that embarrassing position.

The shadow foreign secretary said it was wrong for Theresa May to offer the US president a state visit and said Londoners and the rest of Britain were repelled by his views.

She told #8217;s Andrew Marr Show: #8220;I don#8217;t want him to come to the country. I don#8217;t think that he should have been given an invitation in the way that he was. That it was wrong for Theresa May to so prematurely give him a state visit.

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