Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

US President Trump could visit Britain in July

US President Trump could visit Britain in July

Theresa May's offer of a formal state visit to Trump triggered a widespread backlash from MPs. Prime Minister Teresa Mae invited Trump to visit a country when she was in Washington in January 2017, sparking protests, and no date has been set since then for the visit.

Mr Trump's trip is expected on or around July 13, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

The US president was due to visit in February to open the US Embassy, but cancelled his visit.

Trump has also enjoyed a tumultuous relationship with Theresa May who has openly chastised the President for retweeting videos from the far-right Britain First group and joined universal criticism from United Kingdom politicians of his rhetoric following white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" he tweeted.

Theresa May and Donald Trump in meeting at the UN
Video September 2017 May meets with Trump at the UN

Now Sky News' senior political correspondent Beth Rigby has said a full announcement on his upcoming visit will be forthcoming within the next day.

More than 1.8 million Britons signed a petition demanding that the President be prevented from making a state visit to the UK.

Speaking this weekend, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has a history of butting heads with the President, called for any protests to be "lawful and "peaceful". It is not yet clear if the hotelier and property tycoon will be treated to all the pomp of a traditional state visit, including an address to parliament, a state banquet and horse-drawn carriage on the mall to Buckingham Palace.

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