MPs Double Down On Donald Trump Attacks After Hillary Clinton Denied US Presidential Victory

'A devastating day for women, people of colour and a tolerant society.'

British MPs have used Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election to double down on their criticism of the Republican.

Politicians from across the political spectrum were almost fully united in their attacks on the man they slated him and debated banning from the UK just several months ago.

Some speculated results day would be an awkward event for the outspoken MPs who had previously criticised Trump.

Thankfully, the British Parliament didn't do anything foolish like debate banning the new President of America from entering Britain.

— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) November 9, 2016

But if anything, the opposite was true. MPs were ardent in their criticism, refusing to let the Republican’s victory stop them condemning his “populist” and “rejectionist” policies.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon said Trump’s election was “deeply worrying” and that Hillary Clinton being picked as his opponent was “sadly very helpful” to his win.

Fellow frontbencher Angela Rayner also commented, posted a Martin Luther King Jr. quote decrying the “darkness” of “hate”.

Deeply worrying that Trump - given what he has said and given what he has done - elected as leader of the most powerful country on earth.

— Richard Burgon MP (@RichardBurgon) November 9, 2016

— Angela Rayner MP (@AngelaRayner) November 9, 2016

It was painful to watch through the night, the US election & Trump's victory as President-elect. A victory for populism & the rejectionist.

— Albert Owen MP (@AlbertOwenMP) November 9, 2016

The Green MP Caroline Lucas described Wednesday as a “devastating day” for women, people of colour and “a tolerant society”.

A devastating day. For women. For people of colour. For a tolerant society. But we must not mourn, we must organise like never before.

— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) November 9, 2016

Owen Smith, who ran against Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election, meanwhile pointed to the messages of congratulations Trump received from Marine Le Pen and Vladimir Putin.

He wrote:

Le Pen and Putin the only international voices to congratulate Trump to date. No further comment needed.

— Owen Smith (@OwenSmith_MP) November 9, 2016

Brendan Cox, widow of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, spoke out to reveal what the couple had spoke of when discussing the possibility of a Trump victory.

“Right now, she’d say ‘don’t mourn, organise and reassert what was hold in common,” he wrote.

Jo & I talked about #Trump winning & what we would do. Right now she'd say 'don't mourn, organise' & reassert what we hold in common.

— Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) November 9, 2016

But it was perhaps SNP MP Owen Thompson who summed up the fear of some MPs best with a post on R.E.M.’s ‘It’s The End Of The World’.

“Seems an appropriate theme for today,” he wrote.

Seems an appropriate theme for today #Trump #ElectionNight

— Owen Thompson MP (@OwenThompson) November 9, 2016



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