United Kingdom Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said President Trump is unworthy of a state visit when he travels to the U.K in June.
Thornberry’s statement came on Friday after the president announced his decision to withdraw U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
“Donald Trump’s statement on the Arms Trade Treaty is the final confirmation that he is not the Leader of the Free World, he never has been, and he does not deserve the honour of a State Visit to Britain,” Thornberry said in a tweet on Friday afternoon, referring to Trump’s scheduled three-day visit to the country this summer.
“He is nothing but a disgrace to his office and a threat to our world order,” she continued.
Donald Trump's statement on the Arms Trade Treaty is the final confirmation that he is not the Leader of the Free World, he never has been, and he does not deserve the honour of a State Visit to Britain. He is nothing but a disgrace to his office and a threat to our world order.
— Emily Thornberry (@EmilyThornberry) April 26, 2019
Trump said he would “never” ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty while speaking at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Indianapolis earlier on Friday.
“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” Trump said at the time. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms.”
“I hope you’re happy,” Trump told the guns rights advocates as he held up a paperwork that instructed the Senate to halt the ratification process. The NRA has long opposed the international arms-trade treaty, which was signed by former President Obama in 2013.