Donald Trump’s comments about Brexit, Theresa May and Sadiq Khan have been criticised by MPs from all sides.
Anna Soubry, a Conservative Remain supporter tweeted:
Labour’s David Lammy posted:
Conservative Sarah Wollaston said:
Labour’s Wes Streeting called for the President’s tea with the Queen to be cancelled:
Labour MP Jess Phillips said Mr Trump’s comments “put us in danger”:
Margot James, a minister at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry launched a remarkable defence of Mrs May, saying it had been “extraordinarily rude of Donald Trump to behave like this”.
“She is his host. What did his mother teach him? This is not the way you behave,” she told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
Ms Thornberry said Mr Trump’s comments on the PM’s Brexit strategy and his suggestion Mr Johnson would be a “great prime minister” were “rudeness upon rudeness upon rudeness”.
However her sympathy for the PM was not unqualified.
The Labour MP said: “You need to stand up to him. She is letting down our country by not standing up to him.”