The counter petition, launched yesterday by Alan Augustus Brown, has already gained momentum and is more than halfway towards the 100,000 signatures needed to be considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition states: “Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and UK is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose our point of view should be gagged.”
Trump has received the backing of more than 53,000 signatures to visit the UK
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Protests have gathered across Britain against the state visit
Trump has come under heavy criticism following his controversial executive order which imposes a 90-day ban on refugees and migrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen as well as an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria.
Furious protesters have called on Theresa May to block the historic state visit by Mr Trump following his order.
But Senior Tory backbencher Andrew Rosindell defended the Prime Minister’s decision and praised the Tory leader’s hard work to secure a trade deal with the US.
He told Express.co.uk: "The Prime Minister is working hard to secure the future of this country. Part of that is working closely with the United States to secure a trade deal.
The UK Reacts To Trump's 'Muslim' Travel Ban Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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People demonstrate during a protest at Downing Street in central London against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
The Foreign Secretary is right to say that a sate visit should be accorded to our closest ally
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“Nowhere does it say we have to agree on everything but damaging that relationship and trashing her hard work by blindly bowing down the President Trump's political opponents in this country would be wrong.
“The Foreign Secretary is right to say that a sate visit should be accorded to our closest ally."
Theresa May has blocked any petition against Trump's visit
It comes as tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Britain to march against the visit of Mr Trump.
Protests in London, Liverpool and Sheffield have taken place with many criticising Mrs May for failing to distance herself from the business tycoon.
The petition currently has 69,725.
Meanwhile the petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK has reached 1,624,347 signatures.
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