Despite amassing nearly 2 million signatures, the petition to prevent Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK has been rejected by the government.
The formal response from HM Government said that the orange overlord would be "extended full courtesy by Britain". Gross.
Don't worry though, they're pleased you have opinions, they just aren't going to listen to them. The statement reads:
"HM Government recognises the strong views expressed by the many signatories of this petition, but does not support this petition."During her visit to the United States on 27 January 2017, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, invited President Trump for a State Visit to the UK later this year. The invitation was accepted. This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the State Visit."
The petition argued that the visit would "cause embarrassment to the Queen" and that his "well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales."
Political figures such as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron had spoken out against the ban following Trump's controversial executive order banning people from seven muslim majority countries.
Farron said that: "Any visit by President Trump to Britain should be on hold until his disgraceful ban comes to an end. Otherwise Theresa May would be placing the Queen in an impossible position of welcoming a man who is banning British citizens purely on grounds of their faith."
Folk on Twitter weren't over the moon that 1.8 million peoples voices were being politely brushed under the carpet. We should probably stop hoping that government decisions are all petition based to be honest.