A petition in support of Donald Trump making a state visit to the UK has received more than 250,000 signatures.
The counter-petition was set up in protest at an earlier petition which called for the United States of America president to be barred from entering the country , after he signed an Executive Order banning people from mainly seven Muslim countries from entering the US.
The latest petition was set up by Alan Brown, and has been backed nearly 300,000 people at around 4pm on Friday (February 3).
He argued: “Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and U.K. is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose our point of view should be gagged.”
Number of people in west London who have signed the pro-Trump petition
|Constituency||No of people who have signed the pro-Trump petition (Correct 3.00pm, Feb 3)||% of constituents to who have signed petition (Correct 3.00pm, Feb 3)|
|Ealing Central and Acton||390||0.32|
|Cities of London and Westminster||822||0.7|
|Brentford and Isleworth||443||0.33|
|Chelsea and Fulham||495||0.47|
|Ruislip, Northwood, Pinner||509||0.53|
|Uxbridge and South Ruislip||486||0.45|
|Feltham and Heston||422||0.32|
|Hayes and Harlington||343||0.28|
However, his petition is dwarfed by the original anti-Trump petition, which is approaching 2 million signataries.
That was set up by Graham Guest who argued a state visit would be embarrassing fro the Queen .
He said: “Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales.
"Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit .”
It comes after protests were held around the world following the executive order , which impacts citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
The pro Trump petition can seen here .
Those opposing a state visit can click here .
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