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Trump UK Petition Aims to Prevent President's Visit

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The British Union flag is seen flying in front of the Big Ben clocktower at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain Jan. 18, 2016. (Toby Melville/Reuters)

By    |   Monday, 30 Jan 2017 01:55 PM

President Donald Trump is the subject of a United Kingdom petition signed by more than a million people attempting to prevent his official state visit to the country later this year.

The petition, which was posted on the government's official petition website this past weekend, quickly surpassed the government minimum of 10,000 signatures for a debate and 100,000 the petitioner had sought. The petition had reached 1.39 million signatures as of Monday afternoon.

Officials have already confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May would not disinvite Trump because his visit was "substantially in the national interest," The Guardian reported.

"The USA is one of this country's closest allies, and we look forward to hosting the president later this year," Downing Street said, according to the BBC News.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged Parliament to postpone Trump's visit because of the criticism over the immigration ban, according to the BBC News. The broadcaster said that May had faced criticism for not initially condemning the order.

"Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the U.K. in his capacity as head of the U.S. government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen," the petition stated.

"Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit," the petition continued.

The petition comes after weekend protests around the United States after the president signed an executive order instituting an immigration ban. The executive order, which was signed Friday, bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90.

The banned countries include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The executive order also suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days, CNN reported.

This is the second British public petition connected to Trump. Last year, Parliament debated a petition that would have prevented Trump from entering the country after then-candidate Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims traveling to the United States in late 2015, the BBC News noted.

That petition was signed by 586,930 people online and was debated in Parliament on Jan. 18, 2016.

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