Donald Trump’s Britain Birmingham may second city but it isn’t normally the site of presidential state visits. UK’s biggest ever protest” if he visits
Birmingham may be our second city but it isn’t normally the site of presidential state visits. But Government officials have reportedly floated the idea of moving Donald Trump’s visit to the Midlands. Plans to save the highly controversial trip include allowing the president to host a mass rally in the city.
The ideas include having cheerleaders from America’s National Football League perform to Trump’s audience. More than a million Brits opposed the state visit in a petition discussed in Parliament and John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, labelled Trump’s views ‘sexist’ and ‘racist.’
The new president is fond of rallies and mass meetings, used throughout his successful campaign where he often blasted journalists for not showing how large the crowd was.
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Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre is now apparently in the running for a UK rally hosted by Trump.
‘It would be his biggest rally with 85,000 people coming together to celebrate the US-UK special relationship,” a source close to Mr Trump said, according to the Daily Telegraph.
‘If he is not speaking to the Houses of Parliament, let’s go to the people. The only person who gets screwed is the Speaker of the House of Commons.
The event would be used to raise cash for the Royal British Legion by people paying to watch the President speak.
Donald Trump’s state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US president to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans.
Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg.
Trump advisers and senior Foreign Office figures have discussed how to save the controversial visit. One idea, which has been suggested to the White House, is for President Trump to address a rally in Birmingham where the audience would pay to enter, with profits going to the Royal British Legion. Venues such as the National Exhibition Centre are being considered in the hope that people outside London will be more receptive to the president and the event would be easier to police. Metro News
It is felt that a gathering in the Brexit heartland might offer President Trump a more sympathetic hearing as a supporter of Britain out of the European Union.
One source close to the president said: “It would be his biggest rally with 85,000 people coming together to celebrate the US-UK special relationship. If he is not speaking to the Houses of Parliament, let’s go to the people. The only person who gets screwed is the Speaker of the House of Commons.” Donald Trump’s state visit will be greeted by the biggest anti-racism protest in British history no matter where in the country the Government moves it to, campaigners have said. Donald Trump wife Melania Trump The perfect woman 2016
Local politicians and activists in Birmingham reacted with anger to suggestions that the trip could be relocated to their city – and pledged to flood the streets with protesters to greet the “hateful” President.
The idea of moving the protest to avoid demonstrations in London has reportedly been suggested to the White House, with a rally at the National Exhibition Centre apparently on the cards.
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Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said Mr Trump and his “hateful” politics were no more welcome in her city than they were in London.
Birmingham is a wonderfully diverse city, home to people of every background, every faith,” she said.
“President Trump with his hateful and divisive rhetoric, policies and Muslim ban is not welcome here.”
Kerry Jenkins, Labour councillor for the city’s Hall Green Ward, said Mr Trump was a “racist and a misogynist who is using his power to divide”.
“If these rumours are proven I will be calling on all colleagues and citizens to stand together and demonstrate as we have done many times before in our great city when far right politics has reared its ugly head,” she said. Talk Over and Even Debate President Donald Trump