Sir Edward Leigh sparked anger in a House of Commons debate when he made reference to sexually charged comments by President Trump, saying ‘Which one of us has not made some ridiculous sexual comment at some time in our past?’.
Sir Edward’s comments attracted howls of protests and he quickly replied: “Well, in private.
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
The Rasen MP was speaking in defence of Mr Trump’s state visit, saying the President’s comments were ‘not really a reason to withdraw the invitation.’
He also claimed that accusing Mr Trump of misogyny was ‘overstating it’.
Sir Edward has aired his support of Mr Trump’s s proposed visit to the UK in an interview with the Rasen Mail.
Speaking at his visit to East Barkwith Post Office last Friday, Sir Edward said: “If we’ve had the President of China, head of a dictatorship, speaking to Parliament, why shouldn’t we have the leader of the free world?”