London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Trump's promotion of 'vile extremists' is a 'betrayal' of relations with the UK
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Donald Trump -- (screenshots)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday hammered President Donald Trump for promoting anti-Muslim propaganda videos produced by far-right hate group Britain First.


In a statement published Thursday morning, Khan said that many British citizens view Trump's promotion of a "vile extremist group" as a "betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries."

Khan went on to express astonishment that Trump would promote such videos, and said that the British government should rescind its offer for the president to visit the country.

"It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great," he said. "After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed."

Read the whole statement below.