Washington, DC. The ugly American, turned the ugly American president, is now saying he will put his UK state visit on hold until he feels “welcomed” by the British public. One could say, Mr. Trump may be waiting some time for that welcome mat to be put out.
American President Donald Trump is likely to put his state visit to the United Kingdom in October on hold, and he told British Prime Minister Theresa May he will come to the country only when he feels “welcomed” by the British public.
President Trump and his wife Melania were previously invited by Queen Elizabeth II for the state visit only a week after he assumed office, as May’s government pushed for the invitation.
After the royal invitation, protests erupted in the country with people demanding the invitation to visit be canceled. An online petition, urging the British prime minister to cancel the invitation to the US president, garnered over 1.8 million signatures. Politicians argued Trump’s visit would cause an embarrassment to the queen.
What has changed Trump’s mind is unknown, but a Downing Street adviser told News Front on Sunday that Trump and May had a phone call recently, when he said he did not want to trigger public protests during his visit. May was surprised by his statement, thinking Trump loves all attention, “good or bad.”
At this time, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party welcomed Trump’s decision not to visit England given the arguements with London’s Islamic mayor. “Cancellation of President Trump’s State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London’s mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal,” Corbyn tweeted.
Regardless of reports, a Downing Street representative told News Front on Sunday there was no change of plans in Trump’s visit.“We aren’t going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations. The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit England and there is no change to those plans,” the representative told News Front.