Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Monday, February 6, 2017
Remember When Britain Respected Our American President?
That was before January 20, 2017:
NO U.S. PRESIDENT HAS EVER BEEN BARRED FROM ADDRESSING PARLIAMENTPOSSIBLY THE BIGGEST SLAP IN THE FACE TRUMP HAS EVER KNOWN
John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was "strongly opposed" to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons and that being invited was "not an automatic right" but "an earned honour".
In a dramatic intervention he cited the Commons' opposition to "racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary" as his reasons.
The Brits dislike America's uncouth, boorish, loud-mouth narcissistic and racist bully. They will not extend to Trump the honor of addressing Parliament.
In 201l, when the UK respected America's POTUS, President Obama was given the honor of addressing the British Parliament:
25 May 2011
Barack Obama gave the first address in Westminster Hall by a President of the United States to Members of both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 25 May, as part of his State Visit to the UK
Parliamentary occasions: Addresses to Members of both Houses of Parliament President Obama's address
Following his arrival at Sovereign’s Entrance, President Obama received a short personal tour of the Palace of Westminster. Preceded by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, President Obama was conducted into Westminster Hall by the Lord Great Chamberlain to give his address.
President Obama’s speech focused on shared characteristics between the UK and the US, including historic ties, shared values and beliefs, and common values. His speech also covered the role the two countries have played in shaping the economic environment and conditions for emerging economies, such as Brazil, China and India; the contributions of the UK and USA to the global economy; the situations in Afghanistan, Middle Eastern and North African countries; the rights of women and of citizens; and the rights and responsibilities of all nations.
Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP, gave a welcome address introducing President Obama’s speech.