Tommy Robinson begged Donald Trump for political asylum in the US – 9 favourite responses
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, or Tommy Robinson as he pretends to be called, has appealed to Donald Trump for political asylum in the US.
In unrelated news, Robinson is facing prison for contempt of court.
And it might be the funniest, most extraordinary thing you watch this week.
For those that think the rumours of #tommyrobinson seeking asylum in the United States may be exaggerated, hear it from the "man " himself.
Trust me, it's the funniest thing you will have seen all day 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂and pic.twitter.com/uyj2flf1eL
— Dr. Lynn Day (@woodymumster) July 8, 2019
While we have neither the time nor the inclination to transcribe the whole lot, his opening line or two will surely suffice.
‘I feel like I’m two days away from being sentenced to death in the UK. For journalism.’
‘I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case. I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.
‘This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in the UK].’
And it prompted no end of responses as you might imagine, of which these are our 9 favourites.
He's already had a go at being an illegal immigrant & now he wants to be an asylum seeker. Send money now. https://t.co/4mKCVRZYkv
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) July 9, 2019
So to clarify, Mr Robinson, you’d like to become an asylum seeker because you don’t like English laws for English people?? pic.twitter.com/mzFoMp58Mr
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) July 9, 2019
*Irony metre explodes* – He wants, wait for it, ASYLUM. He's an ASYLUM SEEKER? I mean, COME ON https://t.co/O7OHyKpmSk
— Angela Barnes (@AngelaBarnes) July 8, 2019
Tommy Robinson: Refugees and asylum seekers should stay in their own countries and fight
— Rod Kelly (@rodkelly50) July 8, 2019
Fake asylum seeker begs to be admitted to another country to escape so called persecution… bet Tommy Robinson will be all over this…. oh wait pic.twitter.com/Gyib4gbm5J
— Otto English (@Otto_English) July 8, 2019
Oh look, it’s the only toddler in the world who does actually deserve to be held in a US asylum detention camp https://t.co/z3cxW2u7dW
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) July 9, 2019
Tommy Robinson: "Refugees won't obey English laws and must be dealt with"
Also Tommy Robinson: "I broke English laws and now deserve refugee status" pic.twitter.com/GyZNEDvazQ
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 9, 2019