According to Reuters, the Labour-run council, at a meeting on Tuesday night, called on the Government to abandon its plans to host the President in the new year.
Greenwich Council said that it had adopted a motion for the state visit not to go ahead, and that âshould a state visit go ahead, President Trump would not be welcome in the Borough.â
Additionally, the council expressed âalarm at the decision of President Trump to retweet islamophobic propagandaâ and âsadness at the Presidentâs bigoted attitude towards women and ethnic minoritiesâ.
The leader of the council, Councillor Denise Hyland, said: âOn a daily basis we work hand in hand with residents from all communities to ensure this borough is a peaceful and welcoming place that celebrates difference and diversity, but in the case of President Trump we are willing to make an exception.
âWe are one of 32 London boroughs, all different, all individual but all home to people from across the world.
âThis diversity strengthens our borough. It enriches our lives on a daily basis. And it reminds us all that we have so much more in common than divides us.
âAs one of the most multi-cultural London boroughs, we are a place that has worked tirelessly to break down barriers. We have no time for people who want to build walls, when we have done so much to break them down.â
Some thought the visit would be cancelled after Donald Trump and Theresa May had a disagreement over the Presidentâs retweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First.
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