Following the Foreign Secretary's response to questions from Andrew Marr about President Trump's tweets on the subject of protests in the US, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:
"The Foreign Secretary's cowardly failure to condemn the President's inflammatory language demonstrates a Government incapable of standing up to Donald Trump.
“The Government’s silence is shameful and indefensible. The UK Government must not only condemn Trump’s rhetoric, but must also act to build a more equal society here in the UK and abroad.
"The Government should be using our special relationship with the US to condemn Trump’s dangerous and violent language and actions. We have a responsibility to do this privately and publicly."