The White House has denied claims Donald Trump wants to delay his state visit to the UK over fears of protests about his presidency The Guardian repo
The White House has denied claims Donald Trump wants to delay his state visit to the UK over fears of protests about his presidency
But the White House has flatly denied the leaders discussed the topic at all. A spokesman said: “The subject never came up on the call.”
Downing Street said: “The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans.”
Ms May had extended the invitation during her visit to Washington in January.
After it was announced campaigners immediately said they would organise mass protests, and nearly two million people signed a petition against the visit.
Mr Trump’s criticism of Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, following the Borough Market terror attack has also fuelled opposition to the idea of his coming to the UK.
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The President did not visit the UK on his first foreign trip as President, choosing instead to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican. He also attended summits in Italy and Belgium.
The White House recently announced that his next foreign trip will include a visit to Poland.