The Labour Party MP claimed the American shouldn’t be allowed into the House of Commons – Britain’s democratic heart – after he launched his own “all-out assault on democratic values” after being inaugurated to the White House.
She railed against his so-called “Muslim ban” and accused him of being inherently racist.
Ms Cooper was branded “hypocritical” and a “fool” after she was challenged over why she hadn’t raised the same objections to China’s President Xi speaking in parliament, after decades of China being accused of various human rights' abuses.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford told listeners she agreed with Commons Speaker John Bercow, who spoke out against President Trump’s visit on Monday.
Yvette Cooper was slammed after criticising Donald Trump's proposed UK state visit
Yvette Cooper made to look a fool on Radio 4 over her hypocritical slight to the POTUS
“I personally think it is wrong to reward him with the honour of a state visit, with all of the ceremonial endorsement, and I think that similarly would apply to the ceremonial endorsements that events in parliament would have," she said.
“Of course, you can have meetings in Westminster, like you can anywhere else.”
Commenting on why she didn’t object to President Xi’s visit in 2015, she said: “I didn’t, but like many people I had concerns and did also raise concerns about the importance of raising with him human rights issues.
“That was a very controversial visit and a lot of people objected to a state visit for exactly that reason.
She was called a "hypocrite" after failing to challenge President Xi of China's visit
@YvetteCooperMP radio4 Today; the stench of your hypocrisy is breathtaking. Obama bombed 7 countries everyday for 8 years! Disgraceful.
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Car crash interview on R4 Today; Yvette Cooper tries to match elected Trump against unelected Xi Jinping as basis not to address UK P'ment
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“I think the difference here, the reason why I think it would be inappropriate to give President Trump a ceremonial state visit right now is because this is our closest ally, a country we have worked with, and is currently walking away from its democratic values, as opposed to us building alliances with countries across the world who are trying to move towards democracy.”
But her comments attracted a torrent of anger from listeners, who were quick to disagree with her stance over the potential state visit.
One tweeted: “You don’t speak for us! We welcome the US president you silly house flipper pretending to be moral but we remember the facts.”
Another said: “Yvette Cooper made to look a fool on Radio 4 over her hypocritical slight to the POTUS. Ok for president of China and emir of Kuwait.”
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A third posted: “It’s precisely because of people with politics and attitudes like Yvette Cooper that Donald Trump won the presidency.”
Speaking after the Labour politician, Jan Halper-Hayes, a member of President Trump’s transition team, also slammed Ms Cooper for her comments.
She blasted: “At least she wasn’t shrieking and pounding her chest as much as she usually does.
“What she was saying just showed me how much she has got this filter on and has missed it. To again accuse him of racism and to say that he doesn’t respect democratic values.
“I don’t know if she was aware that those seven nations were decided by the Obama administration in 2011.”
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Speaker Bercow was widely criticised for his speech in the House of Commons on Monday, but Ms Halper-Hayes said President Trump would be unlikely to be bothered by his comments.
She said the relationship was between America and Theresa May, and would listen to her guidance on the matter.
“Donald Trump has learned that there will be people who will criticise him and then there are people who get him and support him,” she said.
“He is focused on his mission and will stay focused on that.”
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