MIKE Amesbury has joined dozens of other MPs in signing a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s recent comments on US congresswomen.

The letter from the anti-racist charity Hope Not Hate expresses solidarity with Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, describing them as 'the best of America'.

It condemns Trump’s 'blatant, unashamed racism' in reference to Tweets in which he suggested the women should 'go back' to their home countries – despite all four being American citizens.

The letter reads: "We are disgusted by Donald Trump's attack on you. His blatant, unashamed racism has appalled people around the world

"You embody the best of America. Its diversity is its strength. Thank you for showing the world that America can still provide leadership to be proud of, even when the White House has abdicated that role.

"We stand in solidarity with you."

President Trump has said: "Those tweets were not racist. I don't have a racist bone in my body."

In less than two days the petition has been signed by dozens of MPs, two trade union general secretaries and 13,809 Hope Not Hate activists.

Weaver Vale MP Mike, who has signed the letter along with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, mayor of London Sadiq Khan and others, said: “It’s not enough for us to stand by and let these attacks take place unchallenged.

“The politics of division have been seen before and we know where it leads.

“We have to stand together and challenge racism and discrimination no matter where it’s found.”