Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

UK Won't Cancel Trump's Visit Despite "Deeply Disturbing" Images of Caged Children

UK Won't Cancel Trump's Visit Despite

"We have a special and long-enduring relationship with the USA, and I think it is right there are a range of issues that I will be discussing with President Trump [.] when we welcome the President of the United States here in the United Kingdom", she said. "Putting his foot on British soil, it's job one, it's very important, very symbolic", Johnson told Sky News.

Mr Trump was originally set to visit the United Kingdom in January to mark the opening of the new US Embassy in London.

Later, asked if he was happy for the President's July 13 visit to Britain to go ahead, the Highland MP replied: "On the basis of where we are now, it is right the Trump visit is called off".

Responding to the question, May said she had already called the treatment of children in the USA wrong but that "it is right to sit down with the president and discuss" many issues with him.

Mr Trump has previously said his mother, who was born in Scotland, was a "big fan" of the Queen, The Sunday Times reported.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was "tragic and shocking" to see the children held in cages at migrant camps as their parents were taken off for prosecution. "He has to see the British head of state", adding that other details of the trip had not been finalised.


Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border. Pressure mounted on May to condemn what many called Trump's cruel family-separation policy, which she characterized as "deeply disturbing" in Parliament on Wednesday.

Trump has always been a controversial figure in Britain and has called into question the state of U.S.

The Prime Minister told him: "I clearly and wholly, unequivocally said that that was wrong". She never met Lyndon Johnson. It is rumored that the meeting with Trump will take place at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle during a lavish ceremony in May.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

But his arrival is also expected to draw mass protests, with campaigners poised to demonstrate against Mr Trump's divisive policies.

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