The audience member (R) recived huge applause after he delivered a withering putdown to Owen Smith
The debate came after House Speaker John Bercow ignored his position's expectation of political neutrality and told MPs he would not invite Trump to speak in the Commons due to allegations of racism and sexism.
The audience member said: “I’d just like to say I completely disagree with Owen Smith.
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“Regardless of what we think about Donald Trump, at the end of the day he is the President of the most powerful country in the world with whom we we share a special relationship.”
He even quoted English philosopher John Stuart Mill, adding: “If the whole world minus one were of one opinion and one person were of the country opinion, the whole world would have no more right to silence that one person than that one person would have the right to silence mankind.”
Other members of the audience smiled and clapped after well-delivered argument
Both Ukip Deputy Leader Peter Whittle and Tory MP Claire Perry applauded and told the gentleman his speech was “very impressive”.
The audience member made the point after Labour MP Owen Smith, who previously said on the show that he thought Brexit “will be a disaster”, told the Question Time audience: “I don’t think Trump should be given the honour of addressing both Houses of Parliament.
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Regardless of what we think about Donald Trump, at the end of the day he is the President of the most powerful country in the world with whom we we share a special relationship
Question Time audience member
“I think it was very unusual for him to be offered that in the first couple of days of his presidency – normally US Presidents don’t get to do that until they’ve been in the job for a little while.
“I wholly support what the Speaker of the House of Commons said this week – I think Trump is someone who has unfortunately proved himself to be a racist and a misogynist and not in favour of the rule of law.
“I think we are better than that, and therefore we should’t be affording him that honour.”
Peter Whittle, Claire Perry and Ann Widdecombe led the applause from the panelists
Despite Mr Bercow receiving a rare round of applause for his outburst from some MPs, the Speaker is set to face a no confidence motion following his rant.
Tory MP James Duddridge, who put forward the motion, said: "He has overstepped the mark, he has overstepped the mark a number of times but this most recent incident – where he used the Speaker's chair to pronounce his views on an international situation in some quite detailed and lengthy manner is wholly inappropriate and it means that he can no longer reasonably chair, as Speaker, any debate on those subjects.
"This has been happening more and more often from this modernising Speaker.
"This is perhaps the straw that has broken the camel's back."
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