President Trump's Visit (1)

MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why have you been vocal in opposition to President Trump's visit to the UK, but have not made any comment about the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince or President Erdogan of Turkey and human rights abuses in their countries?


Answer for President Trump's Visit (1)

Answer for President Trump's Visit (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My comments regarding the visit of President Trump were in response to his position on issues that directly impact on Londoners, or to comments that were directed at me personally. This has not been the case in the other instances you mention.  It's obviously important that we build and maintain strong relationships with the USA and other countries around the world as we continue to promote the message that London is open.