Six reasons why we should not welcome Donald Trump in the UK

Unless you have been living under a rock you probably already know that Donald Trump is coming to town. Mr. Trump has previously cancelled his visit to the UK but is set to visit later in 2018, according to Downing Street. Here are six reasons to why I think we should not welcome him.

He cancelled the first time – why give him another opportunity to visit.
He has no respect for other countries -President Trump has allegedly called African countries shithole nations during a meeting regarding immigration with US lawmakers. This statement was obviously denied by Donald Trump. The African Union which represents the continent’s countries was in shock and outrage and would like Donald Trump to retract and apologise for his statement. He has also been disrespectful to countries like Haiti and Mexico by reinforcing racists stereotypes. Further, by retweeting inflammatory videos by the far-right group Britain’s First, he once again demonstrates that he is a racist. But let’s just believe him when he says he did not know of Britain’s First but was just stating his intolerance for Islamic Terror. No country in the world is stable enough in this moment in time to not need support from another country. Therefore, the blatant disrespect towards other nations makes it difficult for different nations to cooperate.

He is a liar – According to Washington Post Fact Checker Analysis, Donald Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims in his first year as a President. Donald Trump lies more than any other political leader in history, says a Professor in Social Science. The Washington Post the Fact Checker feature has been tracking every false and misleading claim made by Trump in 2017. In Trump’s first 298 days in office he made 1,628 false or misleading claims.
Fake News – Fake news means written and published news with the intent to mislead to cause damage. He likes to believe that he invented the phrase however, the term existed prior to him being a president. He has for sure given fake news a new meaning. Well if you read my third point you would know that the only individual spreading fake news is Donald Trump. However, in Donald Trumps’ world fake news is news which sheds him in a negative light. Donald’s overuse of the word has led to many other powerful leaders in the world to use it to their advantage. As The Guardian writer Adam Gabbatt has stated, the Chinese state media for example, used the term fake news to dispute claims made by a Chinese activist that police had tortured another activist. This is just another example of what a negative impact he has on other nations and leaders.

His bankruptcy – Donald Trump has filed for bankruptcy multiple times. His first bankruptcy was in 1991 when he funded the construction of the $1 billion Trump Taj MAHAL casino according to Politifact. The casino ended up in debt of $3 billion by 1991. Mr. Trump made $900 million in personal liabilities, of course. In 1988 Trump developed the Plaza Hotel in New York for $390 million. Unfortunately, the hotel collected $550 million in debt by 1992. Trump filed for bankruptcy again 2004 when Trumps Hotels and Casino Resorts accumulated an estimated $1.8 billion in debt. Although he does not deny it, this indicates that he is clearly not the right man for Theresa May to go into business with. Trump is the classic con man, and an unreliable political and economic partner for our nation.

He is not a political leader but rather causes further disruption around the globe. He has offended a whole continent Africa, the UK and his own country that he leads. He is the head of the American government and knows he can get away with a lot of things. He has created an atmosphere in which people including his own administration are comfortable with corruption and blatant racism. Trump lies without hesitation and will lie again to justify his lie. “This is the kind of thing you see when you’re dealing with a malignant narcissist, someone who believes everything revolves around him,” says Robert Dallek, the American historian and writer of Franklin Roosevelt: A Political Life.

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Heidi Boahen

Heidi was born and raised in Germany and moved to the UK at the age of 14. She has a degree in Sociology and Social Policy and a Masters in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice. She believes in rights and equality for all. She is also currently working for an MP in the Labour Party within the House of Commons.

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