DONALD Trump should be forbidden from entering the United Kingdom after he leaves office, the Minister of Justice of Scotland has said.
Humza Yousaf said Priti Patel, the home secretary, should “seriously consider denying him entry.”
He said a racist mob had been incited by the U.S. president and his “standard” was to stir up racial tensions.
This came as Ms. Patel blamed the provocative remarks of Mr. Trump for provoking violence directly from a crowd loyal to the president as they stormed the U.S. Capitol to reverse the election to stop the entrance of Joe Biden into the White House.
She called on the Republicans to condemn their actions, stating that his speech saying “we love you” to the rioters and repeating his false accusations of election fraud “did very little to de-escalate the situation.”
“If Trump tries to come to the UK after leaving office, the Home Secretary should seriously consider refusing him entry, as she has the power to do so if the presence of a candidate is not conducive to the public good,” Mr. Yousaf wrote on social media.
“Trump’s standard is to stir up racial tensions & yesterday he incited a violent mob.”
After supporters of the outgoing president broke through barricades and staged an occupation of the House of American Democracy in Washington DC on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a’ peaceful and orderly transition of power.’
After Mr. Trump called his followers to action at a rally outside the White House to encourage them to march to the Capitol, chaos raged.
The demonstrators then clashed with police. According to Police Chief Robert Contee, one woman died after being shot, and three other individuals died after experiencing “medical emergencies,”
Although lawmakers from across the spectrum subsequently condemned Mr. Trump, on Jan. 20, after Congress belatedly certified the victory of his Democratic opponent, the president vowed a “orderly transition”
His concession was tweeted by his social media director because after he issued a video statement in which he repeated falsehoods about the legitimacy of the election and ordered his supporters to “go home” from the House of Congress as lawmakers gathered to certify the victory of Mr. Biden, Twitter and Facebook temporarily barred Mr. Trump from posting.
Initially, Ms. Patel accused the president of “doing very little to de-escalate the situation” and called on him to “absolutely condemn everything that has taken place.” in an interview with Sky News.
In a subsequent appearance on BBC Breakfast, however, she went deeper, accusing Mr. Trump of fanning the flames and provoking the scenes that drove American democracy into chaos.
His remarks have contributed directly to the violence and he has so far refused to denounce the violence and that is entirely false,”His comments have led directly to the violence and so far he has failed to condemn that violence and that is completely wrong,”
“Basically, he made a series of comments yesterday that helped fuel this violence and he has done nothing to de-escalate that in any way.”
Her remarks came after the Prime Minister was branded “spineless” by Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner and said he and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would take “their fair share of the blame.”
“disgraceful”disgraceful”The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is important now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”The United States stands for democracy around the world and it’s important now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
Ms. Patel said it was time to look forward to the presidency of Mr. Biden rather than dwell on whether the administration was too close to Mr. Trump, adding, “Today” on BBC Radio 4’s “This is not about going back and thinking about personal relationships.” show.
Woody Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to Britain, said Wednesday was “a dark day for the United States” and said that anyone “who participated and engaged in criminal activity should be prosecuted to the full extent of our law.”
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