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12/01/2017 08:54 am ET

British Lawmaker Uses Dumbledore's Words To Make Point About Donald Trump

British Member of Parliament Sam Gyimah also said he was "deeply uncomfortable" about a possible Trump visit to the United Kingdom.

A British politician channeled fictional wizard Albus Dumbledore to cast a spell over a televised debate about President Donald Trump.

On BBC’s “Question Time” on Thursday, British Member of Parliament Sam Gyimah recited one of the Harry Potter character’s most inspirational phrases almost verbatim as he praised U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s criticism of Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim videos.

“It takes great bravery to stand up to your enemies,” said Gyimah, a member of the Conservative Party. “It takes even more bravery to stand up to your friends.”

Check out the full clip here:

During Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Dumbledore says:

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

Gyimah also revealed that he was “personally deeply uncomfortable” about Trump’s expected state visit to the U.K.

“He (Trump) is deliberately divisive and this will be divisive at a time that we are trying to unite our country,” he said. “The invitation has been sent and has been accepted. It’s above my pay grade in terms of what happens next.”

In the segment, Gyimah did not appear to refer to where his quote originally came from.

But it certainly caught the attention of people online. Twitter user David Slocombe shared this montage as a comparison:

Other Twitter users also delighted in the unexpected quotation:

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