Over a Million in Britain Petition to Bar Trump From U.K. State Visit
British PM Theresa May became the first foreign leader to visit President Trump at the White House on Friday, January 27, where she announced Trump would be visiting Queen Elizabeth II later this year.
However, at least 1.5 million Britons have vowed to make Buckingham Palace a no-Trump zone.
"Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the U.K. in his capacity as head of the U.S. government, but he should not be invited to make an official state visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen," the petition states.
Petition creator Graham Guest cites Trump's "documented misogyny and vulgarity" as disqualifications from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales for the entirety of his presidency.
Any petition garnering 100,000 signatures will be considered by Parliament for a debate.
Last January, British MPs also debated banning Trump from the U.K., branding the Republican frontrunner a "racist demagogue," a "buffoon and a “wazzock."
However, Trump supporter and U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) founder Nigel Farage believes the petition will have little effect.
"I think I can say with total conviction that her majesty the Queen, who next week celebrates 65 continuous years on the throne, will ignore this," Farage told Fox Business on Monday, December 30.