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Will The Queen cancel her visit with Donald Trump over the #MuslimBan?

An opinion piece by Jamie Samhan looking at whether Donald Trump’s invitation for a State Visit to the UK should be rescinded.

Only a day after Donald Trump met with Theresa May and a State Visit by the new President was announced, Donald Trump introduced a Muslim ban to citizens and dual citizens from a variety of countries. Outrage poured out across the world, so should Her Majesty cancel the State Visit of Trump?

While the invitation does say that Her Majesty has invited the President and First Lady, it is only made in her name as the government is formed on her behalf. The government would have to cancel the trip. Although, The Queen could refuse to meet with him during his time in the United Kingdom.

It is my personal opinion that she should do just that. It is well-known that The Queen should not let her political views known but at this point, his ban on Muslims has gone further than that. This is no longer a political matter but a matter of human decency to the very core.  Queen Elizabeth is Patron of around 600 organisations that represent people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds and she should stand up for those people by not giving power to the man trying to take away human rights.

Individuals who work with him have even said that he wants all the “pomp and ceremony”, something the Royal Family is famous for. He does not want to meet with Prince Charles due to their opposite views on climate change.

“They do not want the President put in an awkward position where he’s being lectured. They want horses down the Mall, tea with William & Kate.

They want all that pomp and for it to go seamlessly, and one of the risk factors is Charles” a source told The Times.

If Trump doesn’t want to meet with Prince Charles in fear that he might embarrass him, The Queen should not be obliged to meet with him at all.  Don’t let him have his pomp and ceremony; this is one time The Queen should stand up for what is right and not for what has been done by Monarchs in the past.

Update: Britons have been signing a petition to cancel the State Visit, so far it has received over 500,000 signatures. In the U.K, any petition that has over 100,000 signatures must be debated in the House of Commons. Only time will tell if the call to invite Trump to the U.K was made too quickly.

  • Brad Chaffee

    Her Majesty’s “subjects” and their opinion are of no concern when dealing with matters of State. She requested the US President and First Lady and the opinions of the Realm weren’t required nor sought.

    She is your Sovereign Monarch and the entire Empire and Commonwealth is hers. The “subjects” of the Realm while allowed to voice opinions they have absolutely no bearing or resolve when dealing with HM Royal perogatives and affairs of significant Royal importance.

    • Walter Esford

      You’re not Canadian or Australian, and certainly not British if you really believe that. The Queen herself did not make the invitation. It was issued by the government in the name of the Queen. She is required to be absolutely apolitical, and something like this would be a decision of the government. And yes, the “subjects” opinions do matter, and are required in matters of state. They are “sought” every election, and should the government turn over, and Trumps invitation be revoked, Her Majesty would have no choice but to acquiesce. Everything is done in the name of the monarch, but that’s a quaint and agreeable fiction that we, for the most part, like.

  • Jacqueline Nemorin Carter

    WHAT A STUPID MAN…. HE GETS THE CHANCE TO MEET THE ROYALS THEN HE HAS THE AUDACITY TO SAY THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO MEET PRINCE CHARLES? OH PLEASE DON´T ACCEPT HIS VISITE

    • Deuce_2112

      Quit yelling. You’re coming across as being a witless ninny with your caplock nonsense.

    • Deuce_2112

      Quit yelling. You’re coming across as being a witless ninny with your capslock nonsense.

    • Walter Esford

      Her Majesty is 90 years old. Charles will be the next King, the only thing barring it would be his death. Trump loves to burn his bridges.

  • MAGA MAGA

    JAMIE SAMHAN,

    Trump is not taking rights away from anyone. The 7 countries that have been ban are the same countries Obama did as well in 2011.
    Trump is doing the same only temporarily so that he could revise the vetting process! This is to keep America safe, this isn’t banning all MUSLIMS.
    STOP THE LYING and panic writing, do some fact checking first before just spitting out an opinion piece that can have consequences and create more hate. This world doesn’t need more hate it’s got enough already! Please think and fact check before you write!

    • Mhoira White

      The countries he hasn’t banned are the ones where he has business interests. He is as sly as a fox.

      • MAGA MAGA

        These were the same countries picked by Obama in 2011! Also why weren’t there protestors protesting when Obama ban Cuban Refugees(under constant persecution from the communist regime) from entering the US right before he left? Where is the outcry, Cuban families were stranded in Mexico and other South American countries while families were separated as some made it in before the ban and others didn’t! Did you not read about this? Probably not, because the mainstream media won’t cover it! No outcry because it was Obama who did it and he did it out of spite because the Cuban Vote went Republican in South Florida ! Bunch of hypocrites you leftist!

        Trump will succeed because we the silent majority of this country the real Americans that work and provide all see the injustice that is happening!

        • Mhoira White

          The reason Obama didn’t get some policies through was because the Senate was controlled by Replublicans.

        • Mhoira White

          I live in Australia but take an interest in world affairs. Obama would have gone about these bans in a civilised & diplomatic manner after consultation with his advisors.The reason people are protesting against Trump is because he goes about business like a bull in a china shop & he fires anyone who doesn’t agree with him. Our pathetic Turnbull Government had an arrangement with Obama to take refugees to USA as Australia won’t accept them. At first Trump agreed to honour the deal but has now backed out & tomorrow he will probably change his mind again. He only makes deals if there’s something in it for him. He is a con man & a liar.

  • Walter Esford

    although the invitation was made in the name of the Queen, it is a government initiative in which she had little or no say. In most matters the Queen must accept the “advice” (read instructions) from her government. Its a fact that she must remain strictly impartial and non political, and it’s problematic if she could even refuse to receive him. What she CAN do is, at the state banquet, absent herself and delegate a very junior member of the Royal Family (perhaps Edward or Andrew). As I understand it, she would know better than to even suggest it to Princess Anne. Or, if she really wanted to chap his ass, she could send Charles. Either way, in her usual, understated but effective way, she could send a message that a) you’ve been snubbed, good and proper, or b) like it or not, here’s the future king, and you can imagine what he thinks of you.

  • Lew Oli

    No No No. Do not legitimize this man. Standing next to queen would be like inviting white trailer trash, to cinderella’s ball.
    Do not make HRH do this. Not fair to her. I have no doubt she abhors the man.

  • Jon. K Hall

    Trump believes that his wealth and now his position gives him the right to do and to say whatever he wants regardless of right or morality. I have always been proud of my country and my queen but I would feel totally let down if her majesty were to give this man the pomp, ceremony, legitimacy and recognition he so wants.

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