US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put a temporary hold on his UK state visit planned for later this year so the British public’s negative sentiments against him can die down.
The visit has been delayed after Trump reportedly told May he fears a backlash against his controversial travel ban and rhetoric about Muslims.
Trump received worldwide criticism after signing an executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. His administration is now coming up with a new order after the first was banned by federal judges.
The visit is now tipped to take place on October 5 to 8, before Parliament returns from recess.
The new date will allow Trump to avoid attack by MPs, who condemned his policies during a recent parliamentary debate on whether he should be granted a state visit or not.