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Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold because of protest fears

13 Juin 2017

"May should be embarrassed that she was so quick to offer Trump a state visit".

Mr Trump has discussed the potential difficulties of a trip to Britain with Prime Minister Theresa May, who had a stunning setback in parliamentary elections on Thursday, although the subject of a visit was not raised when they spoke on the phone last week, the officials said.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters did not immediately confirm to Newsday whether Trump had changed or is reconsidering his plans.

"Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the United Kingdom in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen", the petition continues.

Downing Street refuses to comment beyond, "We aren't going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations".

The newspaper reported that, according to a Downing Street advisor, the United States leader had called May, saying he is hesitant about visiting the UK amid concern he will be rejected by the public.

The prospect of a visit became even less tempting after Trump got into a Twitter spat with London mayor Sadiq Khan over his response to the London Bridge terror attacks just over a week ago. If the notion of disruption and the visual demonstration of his overwhelming unpopularity is enough to scare off Trump, then surely increasing public outrage will have a direct effect on any future visits that he may be planning.

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Walters denied to The Associated Press that Trump and May talked about protests, saying Trump "has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May".

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president.in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told Britain's Channel 4 News.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said Trump was "clearly terrified of the British public".

He also said that he felt President Barack Obama's administration had been superior to Trump's "as far as American leadership is concerned".

A week after Trump's inauguration in January, Theresa May said in a speech that she had extended an invitation from the Queen to the US President and the First Lady.

May's office told Reuters that plans for a Trump visit have not changed.

Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold because of protest fears