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Rutland MP Alan Duncan trends on Twitter following President Trump comments

Sir Alan Duncan (3049140)
Sir Alan Duncan (3049140)

Controversial Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan was trending on Twitter this morning (July 13) after commenting on US President Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

In an interview with The Sun, President Trump criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan and said he thought Boris Johnson had "what it takes" to be PM.

Many people felt the US president should be taken to task for his comments, which were seen as an insult to the country, however, during an interview with BBC Radio 4 Today, Sir Alan said: "We will be respectful and polite to our guest, we believe in diplomatic good manners and will show that."

His comments caused a flurry of Tweets from social media users who accused him of trying to put a "spin" on the matter.

World Watcher called his comments "delusional utterings" while Twitter user Peter West asked if Sir Alan "genuinely think(s) a single person listening agrees with him".

Bob Hudson called it a "cringing interview" and said the country was a "global laughing stock".

However, Sir Alan did have some support.

Vivienne Leigh suggested what Sir Alan was saying is that the country should ignore Trump's "ridiculous outrageous comments" and "not sink to his level in any responses".

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