Corbyn 'would SNUB Trump by refusing to visit US for a YEAR if PM'

Corbyn 'would SNUB Trump by refusing to visit US for a YEAR if PM'

Jeremy Corbyn would SNUB Donald Trump by refusing to visit the White House for a YEAR if he becomes PM warns shadow minister who says Labour will not ‘roll over and have its tummy tickled’ by the US leader

  • Barry Gardiner said focus would be on EU for 12 months after December vote
  • Trump used interview with UK radio station LBC to attack Mr Corbyn last night
  • He said the veteran leftwinger would be ‘so bad for your country’ in LBC chat

Jeremy Corbyn will snub Donald Trump if he becomes prime minister by refusing to meet the US president for a year, a senior ally of the Labour leader claimed today.

Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner said that his party would have to focus on the UK’s relationship with Europe for 12 months after the December vote.

His comments take after Mr Trump used an astonishing interview with UK radio station LBC to attack Mr Corbyn, saying the veteran leftwinger would be ‘so bad for your country’.

If Mr Trump were to lose the US presidential election in November next year it mans that Mr Corbyn could avoid meeting him in the US before he left office. 

Mr Gardiner told the BBC this morning that he thought the so-called ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the US was a good thing.

However he added: ‘The importance would, I think, be with Europe in the first place. 

‘We need to establish the future relationship that we have with Europe and therefore I would imagine that certainly in the first 12 months, our focus would be on the European Union.

‘We are not talking about Jeremy Corbyn wanting to go over to America.’

Labour under Mr Corbyn has made the threat of a post-Brexit trade deal giving US Big Pharma access to the US a central strand of its election campaign

Mr Trump used an astonishing interview with UK radio station LBC to attack Mr Corbyn, saying the veteran leftwinger would be ‘so bad for your country’.

Labour has made the threat of a post-Brexit trade deal giving US Big Pharma access tot he US a central strand of its election campaign.

Last night Mr Trump told Nigel Farage in a phone-in to his LBC show that the US was not interested in the NHS.

But talking about Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Trump said the Labour leader “would be so bad for your country, he’d be so bad, he’d take you on such a bad way. He’d take you into such bad places”.

Mr Corbyn hit back, tweeting: “Donald Trump is trying to interfere in Britain’s election to get his friend Boris Johnson elected.”

Mr Gardiner this moning dismissed President Trump’s criticism of Jeremy Corbyn, saying that Labour would not ‘roll over and have its tummy tickled’ by the devisive Republican.

Referring to a potential Labour government, Mr Gardiner told the BBC: ‘Of course he sides with the super-rich, Labour doesn’t.

‘So, it’s no surprise to me that he thinks it would be bad news for people like him.’

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