US President Donald Trump has been met with protest – from the time he stepped his foot in British soil up until he flew out – during his recently-concluded state visit in the United Kingdom.
Reports said tens of thousands flocked the streets of London, along with the controversial “Trump Baby,” which BBC described as a “balloon depiction of the property mogul” that flew all over the capital during the US president’s state visit.
“He needs to be called out. His bigotry, his sexism, his Islamophobia, his general xenophobia and crass inability to empathize,” a student protester told the New York Times.
There are also several reports where Trump was criticized over his breach of Royal protocols when he met with Queen Elizabeth in Windsor Palace. For one, the US president and wife, the first lady Melania, was criticized when both did not bow or curtsy when the met the monarch and instead shook her hand.
Many have also taken their sentiments across various social media platforms.
In a tweet, a protester used a banner that read, “Super Callous Fragile Racist Sexist Nazi POTUS.”
Another post from a satirical Trump Twitter account read, “White House say Trump is furious on his visit in the UK. He is ranting and raving about the Baby Trump balloon and memes all over Twitter that he threw his bottle of milk and shit his diaper 10 times today.”
“Dear America. We have your president. If you do not send us $30,000,000, in unmarked bills, by 2000 hours BST on Friday, we will let him return to you,” a tweet from Andrew Hunter Murray read.
Trump said in a report that he was dismayed by the protests, adding that they have “put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London.”
“I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?” he told The Sun.
Meanwhile, Trump said the US and UK relationship will remain “highest level of special” and that “whatever you do is OK with me” for as long as the UK “make sure we can trade together.”