London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he won’t be rolling out the“red carpet” when President Donald Trump comes to visit in June.
The president is not in the “same class” as former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, the mayor said, according to Fox News.
Khan made the remarks in a recent interview with British radio station LBC.
“Of course we should have a close relationship with the president of the United States, but we shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet; we shouldn’t have a state banquet,” Khan said. (RELATED; Sarah Sanders Asked About Hillary Condemning Trump’s Sexual Behavior —Her Response Is A Flamethrower)
“History tells us only two presidents have had a state visit,” the mayor said.
“I think President Trump is certainly not in the same class as those two,” he continued, referring to Bush and Obama. Bush visited in 2003 while Obama went in 2011. (RELATED: McConnell Reacts To Burr Don Jr. Subpoena: ‘It Think The Case Is Closed’)
Khan told the host that he would not go to the state dinner if he was invited and approved of Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to attend the event.
The mayor suggested that the American president was getting away with some sort of crime, although he has not been convicted of any criminal offense.
“The impression is being given that you can get away from it — that you get a get-out-of-jail card. But it’s worse than that,” Khan said. “There’s a boasting and bragging, it’s almost like a green light for others to behave badly.”