Ranting Jeremy Corbyn accuses Donald Trump of spreading 'hate' as crowds dwindle
RANTING Jeremy Corbyn today accused Donald Trump of spreading "hate" as he made a speech to dwindling crowds of leftie activists at a protest against the President.
The Labour leader used the demo in Central London as a chance to push his own political message and slam Mr Trump's state visit.
Organisers had hoped as many as 250,000 people would attend the demo – but pictures appeared to show show only a few thousand bothered to turn up.
Today Mr Corbyn accused the President of having "no answers" to the world's problems in a furious rant.
Critics slammed the leftie boss for using the platform and occasion for his own benefit.
And he also risked charges of hypocrisy by hitting out at anti-Semitism even though he's regularly accused of allowing anti-Jewish hatred to fester within Labour.
Mr Corbyn blasted: "In welcoming visitors from the US, I hope there can be a conversation.
"I am not, absolutely am not refusing to meet anybody, I want to be able to have that dialogue to bring about the better and more peaceful world that we all want to live in.
"But I am very disappointed, particularly today, on the wonderful festival of Eid, that our Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been attacked in the way he has.
"I'm proud our city has a Muslim Mayor – that we can chase down Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, any kind of racism in our society.
"Because racism divides, exploitation of minorities divides, brings about hatred, dislike, disdain and a horrible place for individuals to live in.
"When you've created that sense of hatred, destroyed people's self-esteem by that form of racism, you haven't built a house, a school, trained a nurse, defended our national world, just created a greater sense of hate and hatred that goes with it."
But just moments afterwards the President embarrassed him in front of the world's media by revealing that he had REFUSED to meet with Mr Corbyn while in the UK.
As Mr Corbyn was just about finished attacking his presidency, Mr Trump told hundreds who had gathered at a press conference that he had approached him just hours before.
The US President slammed the Labour boss for being "negative" as he revealed he wanted to meet him after all.
He said: "He wanted to meet, today or tomorrow, I decided I would not do that."
Mr Corbyn snubbed an invite to the state banquet last night at Buckingham Palace where he could have had a discussion with the President.
WHERE ARE THE PROTESTS?
The US President also called the protests "fake news" and said he'd only had a glimpse of them.
"There were thousands of people on the streets cheering," he insisted.
"I said, where are the protests? A lot of it is fake news."
CORBYN'S PLEA TO LEFTIES
Mr Corbyn spent the majority of the speech not speaking about President Trump at all as he made a desperate plea to his leftie support base not to abandon him – as he rallied against the far-right.
In last week's local elections Labour lost hundreds of thousands of votes to Remainer the Lib Dems and climate-change lefties the Greens.
He used a large chunk of the speech going on about the importance of looking after the planet.
"I want to live in a world that thrives, that survives, he said.
"You do that by respecting the natural world.
"Together we can make a big difference, together we can bring about that peace and justice."
But critics accused the Labour leader of hypocrisy for opposing Trump when he didn't speak up against dictators visiting Britain.
Senior Tory MP Johnny Mercer told The Sun: “The guy is a buffoon. I’m not sure he is worth the airtime. The US fought shoulder to shoulder with us for the freedoms and privileges he so quickly forgets in his pursuit of all things anarchic.”
Senior Tory MP Julian Lewis, chairman of the Commons powerful Defence committee, even warned that Mr Corbyn’s actions risked endangering our crucial security ties with the US.
He told The Sun: “People have to ask themselves ‘what is the likely impact of protests of this sort?’ If it is to weaken the anglo-American alliance then the only people who will be pleased will be the enemies of this country.
"The involvement of America in our security arrangements – both our intelligence arrangements and the Nato treaty arrangements – is absolutely essential for the peace and prosperity of the UK.”
Michael Fabricant said yesterday on Twitter: "As #Labour luvvies protest against President #Trump in #London in their sanctimonious way against the Head of State of our ally and a democratic nation, will they explain why they were noticeably absent when the President of #China came who presides over death camps & censorship?"
For two hours this morning the protest was presided over by the Trump baby blimp – branded "childish" by critics such as TV's Piers Morgan.
This morning heated arguments broke out in Parliament Square between supporters of the President and leftie activists protesting against.
A small group of men and women, several wearing "Make America Great Again" hats, shouted "we love Trump" as they were confronted by another group carrying EU flags.
Mr Corbyn said today's protest was "an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he's attacked in America, around the world and in our own country".
Today, road closures have been put in place as part of a massive security operation preventing demonstrators from protesting directly outside Downing Street.
The main protest, titled Together Against Trump, described today's activism as a "carnival of resistance" beginning at 11am in Trafalgar Square to declare a "Trump-free zone".
Last night the protests erupted into violence after pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators fought over a cap.
Two young men wrestled over the MAGA hat as other demonstrators squared up outside the palace gates.
Despite the gathering protests, Trump tweeted yesterday to say his trip to the UK was going "really well" and he hadn't seen any demonstrations against him.
Today, Trump went to breakfast meeting with Theresa May at St James's Palace before travelling to 10 Downing Street for private talks.
He will then hold a press conference before hosting a dinner this evening at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America.
Last night, Trump praised the Queen as a "great, great woman" during a lavish banquet at Buckingham Palace.
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