— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) June 3, 2019
Courtesy of ELLE:
If there is one person who is unwilling to observe any kind of civic duty in the face of President Trump’s visit, it’s London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, who today releases a video that he filmed with ELLE UK.
In the video, he addresses Donald Trump directly, stating plainly that the President’s views and are at odds with London’s and Great Britain’s.
‘President Trump, if you’re watching this…’ says Sadiq Khan, ‘your values and what you stand for are the complete opposite of London’s values and the values in this country.
‘We think diversity is not a weakness, diversity is a strength, we respect women and we think they are equal to men, we think it’s important to safeguard the rights of all of us, particularly the vulnerable and the marginalized.’
He continues, ‘What we are seeing in the USA is a rolling back of the reproductive rights of women. We’ve got a situation now where some states in the USA are making it almost impossible for women to have the right to an abortion.’
‘One only has to look at the history books to realize the consequences of women not having the right to choose over their own bodies. What we can’t afford to do is return to backstreet abortions. What we can’t afford to see is a return to the situation in yester-decades where you had women having no control over their bodies.’
He finishes with a rousing call to all men, to stand up and be counted in the fight for equality:
‘If you believe that it’s wrong that there is gender inequality, if you believe it’s wrong that women earn less than men, if you believe it’s wrong that women are still discriminated against in 2019, then you are a feminist.’
How dare this clearly non-caucasian man stand up for women in order to insult America’s misogynist-in-chief.
Have you ever noticed that the people who Trump claims are stupid or “nasty” always seem to be incredibly articulate and reasonable?
Of course, you have, you are not a Fox News viewer.