British Minister of Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson compared the US President Donald Trump with Romanian former communist ruler Nicolae Ceausescu.
The awkward comparison was made during a meeting in the House of Commons, when the British FM referred to Trump’s visit to UK, The Stock News USA informs.
More than one million Brits signed a petition requiring Theresa May to withdraw Donald Trump’s invitation in the UK, amid criticism on the new American president’s anti-immigration policy. The official invite was made in the name of the Queen by the British Prime Minister. The British Parliament will discuss the petition on February 20, as it was agreed today.
Despite criticism over Trump’s recent actions, Boris Johnson believes the visit must occur, that Donald Trump is actually harmless and there are no reasons to suspend the official visit hosted and greeted by Queen Elizabeth II.
The British official declared the new US President is a ‘friend and a partner’ of Great Britain and he must not be ‘demonized’ for his political views.
According to Johnson, his executive order to ban the access of Muslim in the US doesn’t transform Donald Trump into a ‘bad guy’.
“As far as I know, Nicolae Ceausescu and Robert Magube were also welcomed by Our Majesty (…) I believe most Chamber members will admit it’s our duty to make the preparations to greet our friend and partner,” Johnson stated, yet rejecting the comparison made by one of the MP’s between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.
Nicolae Ceausescu was Romania’s communist leader for years, until December 1989, when the revolutionists toppled him down. On 25th December, Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed by a group of Romanian militants.