Trump To Make Downgraded Visit To Britain In Early 2018

Trump To Make Downgraded Visit To Britain In Early 2018

Trump To Make Downgraded Visit To Britain In Early 2018

Under the downgraded plan, the president would visit the part of a tour of several countries in Europe and also possibly open the new USA embassy in London.

Speaking during his daily LBC talk show, the former United Kingdom politician said: "Everywhere he goes he is given a full state visit and yet, with this country, it has been decided that when he will come in 2018 he will not go to Buckingham Palace for dinner".

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to come for a state visit shortly after he took office in January.

At the time, Downing Street maintained there had been "no change" to plans for a state visit. The invitation was contested by some lawmakers, and House of Commons Speaker John Bercow declared he wouldn't get the opportunity to address parliament.

Trump has already visited a number of other nations as president, including Paris where he endured an awkward handshake with Emmanuel Macron and the Vatican, where he met Pope Francis. Any encounter between the two would likely be frosty, after Trump publicly berated the mayor over his response to the London Bridge terror attack.

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Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama visited the Queen in 2011 with this wife Michelle.

Diplomats are discussing plans for a "working visit" rather than a full-blown state visit as previously planned, reports the Evening Standard.

Over the summer The Guardian reported that Trump told May in a phone call he wanted to put the trip on hold until the British public supported it.

But the invitation prompted a huge backlash as leading politicians said Mr Trump should not be granted the honour because of his controversial policies on immigration and terrorism. The offer had been extended, accepted by Mr Trump, and no dates had been arranged. But if a meeting with the Queen is the only card Theresa May has to play when trading with Trump, we are in for a long Brexit winter.

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