>> However, May won't be backing down.>> The United States is a close ally of the United Kingdom. We work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us. I have issued that invitation, informally issued that invitation for a state visit for President Trump here to the United Kingdom, and that invitation stands.
>> And there comes a moment when we have to ask our government, where do you stand? And that's why I'm here today. Not just because I believe what Trump is doing is appalling. Not just because I believe it's country productive. Not just because I know that it will not achieve even what he says he is trying to achieve, but because I want my good government to stand up and say he is wrong.
>> The invitation involves lavish displays of royal pageantry and a banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth. In a grassroot's backlash over 1.6 million people have signed the petition, asking for the state visit to be cancelled. Saying it will be an embarrassment to the monarch. Once a petition passes 100,000 signatures, British lawmakers must consider it for debate in Parliament.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson already questioned for over an hour in Parliament on Trump's executive order. A growing list of politicians calling for the visit to be canceled. The petition, already the second most popular ever on the parliamentary website, showing no sign of slowing down.