Poor Turnout for London Anti-Trump Protests; Organizers Blame ‘Working Tuesday'
Left-wing demonstration led by Jeremy Corbyn accused Trump of 'creating a sense of hate'
The media has been touting that 250,000 people were expected to show up for the anti-Trump demonstrations in London coinciding with the president's state visit, but organizers admitted only 75,000 turned up, blaming a 'working Tuesday.'
The anti-Trump rally was fronted by the leader of the opposition party Jeremy Corbyn, who spoke to protesters from Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
Left-wing Corbyn delivered a speech echoing Sadiq Khan's recent criticisms of Donald Trump, accusing the President of 'creating a sense of hate' and fostering racism.
Many have criticized Corybn for attacking a vital ally in the run-up to Brexit where the UK is expected to exit the EU in October this year.
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Corbyn also defended the London Mayor after Trump branded him a 'stone cold loser' suggesting the president had 'created a greater sense of hate and hatred.'
Images of the protests revealed a somewhat weak crowd of only tens of thousands of activists, most of which gathered while the President was inside 10 Downing Street meeting Prime Minister Theresa May.
The organizers quickly downgraded their expectations from 250,000 people to just 75,000, blaming the 'working Tuesday,' according to the Daily Mail report.
Corbyn condemned Trump for treating refugees like 'enemies,' ignoring climate change, and trying to exploit the NHS for profit.
Trump added in a joint press conference with Theresa May that he viewed Corbyn as a 'somewhat negative force.'
....Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job - only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
One of the centerpieces of the London protests. Trump on a golden commode, and it talks, says “fake news” and “witch hunt” pic.twitter.com/AFiGhbXVGA— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 4, 2019
Sadiq Khan said he "can't be silent when the president of the free world is defending neo-nazis and white supremacists."
Khan has was slammed for shaming the United Kingdom and accused of creating a "firestorm of hatred" with his anti-Trump rhetoric during the president's official state visit.
British political commentator Piers Morgan slammed the liberal mayor as a "little pipsqueak" who "can't even protect our kids from being stabbed to death" in the capital city.
While the bulk of Britons have welcomed President Trump with open arms, a small number of protesters have been magnified by support from key figures such as Mayor Khan.
Trump had warned before his visit that he was planning to confront British Prime Minister Theresa May on the UK's role in "spying" on his 2016 presidential campaign.
It is unclear whether he has done that as yet.