The Red Carpet should not be rolled out for Donald Trump, says Sadiq Khan!!
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images).
Drs Tsegezab Gebregergis
Mdrebahri has been warning its reader’s right from the outset about the big dangers associated with Donald Trump becoming President of the US. Indeed, on December 15 2016, Mdrebahri wrote an article titled: How Does Trump’s Racist Policy Differ from German Nazism? In it, Mdrebahri asserted that, in the 21st century, civilised people everywhere expect that all the ugly symbols and practices of human division, racism, bigotry and xenophobia, including an irrational fear of Islam, would gradually vanish from the face Earth and be replaced by genuine and active human solidarity and harmony.
Likewise, Mdrebahri also warned pointedly that the political trends in the US, under the administration of Donald Trump, seemed destined to wipe out the positive and forward-looking achievements registered in the contemporary world and replace them with negative and irrational, backward-looking policies.
Furthermore, Mdrebahri stated authoritatively that, considering the shocking campaign statements and promises that Donald Trump made, both as a candidate and after he won the election to administer the affairs of a superpower, there were no political grounds to believe that a Trump-led US government would espouse the universally shared values of democracy, freedom, rule of law, equality and human dignity. Indeed, Mdrebahri stated categorically and unhesitatingly that, albeit unwisely, Trump seemed vigorously determined to pursue reckless foreign and domestic policies based on chauvinism, parochial and fascistic thinking, America First policies reflecting an utter contempt for the people of other countries.
Under a Trump presidency, Mdre Bahri envisaged American foreign policy to be highly antagonistic, chauvinist and isolationist. This would be a dangerous foreign policy, guided by and based on the obsolete doctrine of the narrowly constructed white supremacist ideology of “Americanism” and “America First”. He was also expected to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and build Berlin-style walls between the US and its immediate neighbour, Mexico.
In other words, Mdrebahri boldly foretold that, in diametrical opposition to the American constitutional order and to democracy, Trump seemed vigorously determined to promote hatred, racism and bigotry, to erect walls of division and hatred between Mexico and the US and to ban and deport millions of Muslims and undocumented immigrants. Having warned of the serious dangers that Trump posed to world peace and harmony, Mdrebahri then asked the following questions: how did Trump’s racist policies differ then from the Hitler-inspired fascism in Germany? And how would the international community react if a newly elected German chancellor had made frighteningly racist statements identical to those aired by Trump?
In my opinion, there could not be any doubt that any German government with racist policies would have been condemned and singled out as a Nazi government and globally isolated and sanctioned. Consequently, Mdrebahri asked: why are world leaders reacting indifferently to the Nazi-like policy announcements of Donald Trump?
In conclusion, Mdrebahri suggested that it was high time that the world community told Trump, in clear and strong language, before he spat out his poisonous saliva, that he needed to understand that it was incumbent on the leader of a superpower to possess and demonstrate qualities of broad-mindedness, refined wisdom, diplomacy and super-responsibility rather than behave recklessly and antagonistically with all the consequences that that would entail.
The US leader is set to make a state visit to the UK this coming week.
His visit is expected to be met with mass protests, with thousands likely to take to the streets in opposition to the controversial 45th US President.
Ahead of touching down in Britain, Trump has attempted to publicly interfere in UK politics, claiming the UK should crash out of the EU without a deal and send The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to negotiate.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan compared the language used by Mr Trump to that of the “fascists of the 20th century”.
Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan said: “President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat.
“The far-right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than 70 years.
“Viktor Orban in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Marine Le Pen in France and Nigel Farage here in the UK are using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but with new, sinister methods to deliver their message.
“And they are gaining ground and winning power and influence in places that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.”
The first day of Mr Trump‘s state visit to the UK will see him have a private lunch with the Queen, tea at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
Of Farage, President Trump said it was a “mistake” not to involve Brexit Party leader Mr Farage in negotiations, saying he has a “lot to offer” and is someone he likes “a lot”.
Mr Trump added: “He is a very smart person. They won’t bring him in. Think how well they would do if they did. They just haven’t figured that out yet.”
The president, who will arrive in London on Monday, said the British Government has to “get the deal closed”.
He suggested: “If they don’t get what they want, I would walk away… If you don’t get the deal you want, if you don’t get a fair deal, then you walk away.”
Mr Trump added that if he was in charge, he would not pay the EU divorce bill, and he claimed it is not too late to “sue” the EU to give Britain greater “ammunition” in the talks.
He told the paper: “If I were them I wouldn’t pay 50 billion dollars. That is me. I would not pay, that is a tremendous number.”
Meanwhile Mr Trump vowed to “go all out” to secure a free trade deal between the UK and US within months of Britain leaving the EU.
Defying diplomatic norms for the second time in as many days after telling The Sun he backs Boris Johnson to become the next prime minister, Mr Trump also said he would have “to know” Jeremy Corbyn before authorising the sharing of highly sensitive US intelligence.