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London Mayor Demands Apology From Trump, Wants To Cancel State Visit

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on May 31, 2017 and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (L) and REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne (R)/File PhotosA combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on May 31, 2017 and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (L) and REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne (R)/File Photos

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants an apology from Donald Trump after the president retweeted videos posted by the leader of a British anti-Muslim group.

Britain First leader Jayda Fransen posted three videos Tuesday showing violence against civilians and a Christian statue. Trump’s Twitter account retweeted the videos Wednesday, which quickly sparked reactions from British politicians such as Prime Minister Theresa May. (RELATED: Trump Retweets Three Videos From British Anti-Islamist Group)

Khan, a Muslim, described the tweets as a “betrayal of the special relationship” between Britons and Americans. He also called on May to withdraw an invitation for a state visit in the U.K., arguing Trump “would not be welcomed.”

“It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great,” Khan said in a statement. “As the mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump. After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”

Khan and Trump have exchanged insults since the president criticized the mayor’s response to a terror attack on London Bridge in June. Khan has since repeatedly called on the government to cancel the planned state visit.

The mayor has further compared Trump’s rhetoric to language used by Islamic State.

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