Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to Donald Trump state dinner

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn has turned down an invitation to a state dinner with Donald Trump when he visits the UK in June.

He is the latest in a number of politicians to snub the US president.

The Labour Party leader said: “Theresa May should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honour a president who rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric.

“Maintaining an important relationship with the United States does not require the pomp and ceremony of a State Visit. It is disappointing that the Prime Minister has again opted to kowtow to this US administration.

“I would welcome a meeting with President Trump to discuss all matters of interest.”

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