Speaking on Newsnight, Mr Wilson said: “That’s very disappointing because if ever in recent years there’s been a more pro-British President of the United States it’s Donald Trump.
“It’s been by his words, his assurances, with Prime Minister May of 100 per cent standing with Nato and working to create trade relationships, but it’s also been symbolic.
- Winston Churchill bust RETURNS to Trump’s Oval Office
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Mr Lewis told Newsnight the Republican party restored the Churchill bust to the Oval Office
The is a bust in the US Capitol Building showing our great affection for the United Kingdom
Congressman Joe Lewis
“He was the one who returned Winston Churchill to the Oval Office and I consider it a slap at the Republican party.”
He added: “It was the leaders of our party that actually placed the bust of Winston Churchill in the US Capitol Building and we urge all persons to come visit… they would be welcomed.
May meets Trump: Historic first meeting in pictures Fri, January 27, 2017
The two leaders will spend about an hour in face-to-face talks in the Oval Office, where President Trump has restored a bust of Winston Churchill removed by predecessor Barack Obama.
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President Trump Meets With British PM Theresa May At The White House
“The is a bust in the US Capitol Building showing our great affection for the United Kingdom.”
The news comes after Bercow said he would oppose any possible move to invite Trump in either of the two Houses which host foreign leaders during state visits.
The Congresman said Bercow's remarks were 'a slap at the Republican party'
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He told MPs: “We value our relationship with the United States, if a state visit takes place, that is way beyond and above of the pay grade of the Speaker.
“However, as far as this place is concerned I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism, and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations.”
Trump accepted the state visit invitation during Theresa May's meeting with the new President
Former Ukip leader and Trump ally Nigel Farage blasted the House Speaker for his outburst, saying: “The Speaker of the mother of Parliament, one of the great institutions on the globe, commands respect by being neutral.
“What Bercow did today broke every single rule of that.
“His job is to not make political statements of that nature and I think in doing so he has devalued the office of Speaker, and that is a very sad thing indeed.”
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