A petition calling for the British queen to cancel her visit with President Donald Trump has already garnered 1 million signatures as of Monday.
The petition for the planned summer state visit to be canceled started two months ago, but signatures skyrocketed after Trump signed the executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries, reports The Washington Post.
Graham Guest, the petition’s creator, said signatures on the petition went from 40 in two months to 300,000 in only a couple of hours on Sunday.
Trump’s executive order caused the influx of signatures, Graham maintained.
“It’s added a new dimension to things and until that ban is lifted, I don’t think he should come to the country at all in any capacity,” Graham told The Independent.
Trump signed an executive order Friday temporarily halting refugee admittance from seven Middle Eastern countries for the next 90 days. The executive order bans Syrian refugees indefinitely, while people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen are unable to enter the country for the next 90 days. (RELATED: Refugees Stunned To Learn They Can’t Enter US After Trump Order)
Guest said he originally started the petition because he felt Trump would humiliate Queen Elizabeth II.
“Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” the petition states.
Since the petition passed over 100,00 signatures, the matter can be considered for debate by the British Parliament.
“He has been invited and he has accepted,” a spokesperson for the Prime Minster’s office said on the petition, according to the Washington Post.
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