Trump Visit to UK Will Face Mass Opposition, Say Campaigners

Marsha Scott
October 12, 2017

But now it's been confirmed by the London Evening Standard that Sir Tweets-a-Lot is coming to the United Kingdom sometime next year, but he won't be here on a full state visit.

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

The president may also cut the ribbon on the new U.S. embassy, the Standard reported.

He is due to make a "working visit" which wouldn't feature the pageantry, or a stay with the Queen, that a state visit would include.

Mrs May invited the President for a state visit days after he took office in a bid to build closer relations with the USA in the aftermath of Brexit.

Instead of receiving a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, the revised programme would see Trump embark on a "working" trip as part of a tour of other European states.

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Hundreds of thousands of people had signed a petition against the plan.

Downing Street insisted it was unaware of any change of plans, however, and officials said the intention was for Mr Trump to stay with the Queen.

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.

The move would avoid the controversy surrounding Mr Trump's state visit, which was offered by Theresa May within days of his inauguration but is yet to take place.

"Not accurate. We've not yet scheduled anything for next year", Michael Anton, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told The Hill. 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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