The president’s visit should not be a means to normalise his ugly politics. He must be greeted by mass street protests
The normalisation of racism, bigotry and misogyny: this has always been one of the principal dangers of Donald Trump. Here is a man who described Mexicans as rapists and criminals and claimed a judge was biased against him because of his “Mexican heritage”. He has bragged of grabbing women’s genitals, faces multiple accusations of harassment and assault, describes women as “pigs” and “dogs”, and once suggested imprisoning women who had abortions.
The ascendant Jacob Rees-Mogg faction of the Tory party brims with those who would emulate Trump if they could