Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled his planned trip to the UK in February
Donald Trump has cancelled his planned visit to the United
Kingdom in February 2018,
according to a new report from The Daily Mail.
The US president had been due to open the new American embassy in
London but has now reportedly pulled out because he
is “unhappy about the arrangements and scale of the visit.”
Any visit by Trump to the UK seems certain to be met with huge
with 55% of Brits in one poll calling for his planned state visit
to be cancelled. In late 2017 he embroiled himself in an
unprecedented spat with British Prime Minister Theresa May,
attacking her over terrorism in the UK after he retweeted videos
shared by a far-right anti-Muslim extremist from Britain —
sparking universal condemnation from British politicians.
After his election, Theresa May invited Trump to the United
Kingdom for an official “state visit,” but he has yet to take her
up on the offer. The February visit would have been a
lower-profile “working visit,” but now secretary of state Rex
Tillerson will visit instead, The Daily Mail reports.
It’s not clear when Trump might visit the UK instead.