Donald Trump’s Visit to the UK put on hold
The proposed state visit to the UK by the president of the United States of America has been put on hold after Trump expressed fears about mass street protests. He confirmed this to Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister.
It was already due for the US President to visit Britain at some point within the year following an invitation by the Prime Minister in January.
Due to concerns of what of is regarded as a possible threat of large-scale demonstrations that could disrupt the visit, Trump had reportedly told May he will not make it.
The president, as reported by Guardian, personally informed the Prime Minister of his decision in recent weeks in reference to a Downing Street adviser.
Earlier in the year, May had announced that Trump had been invited to visit the UK. This would have been a major event with full state honours and a trip to visit Her Majesty, The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The idea of a Trump visit had elicited varied negative response from some quarters among who are the Speaker of the House of Commons, who made it clear that he would not allow parliament to be used as a forum for the president.
No date had been fixed for the postponed visit.
Source: Huffington Post