US President Trump to visit Britain next year

Kristopher Drake
July 12, 2017

But Trump confirmed he would be visiting Britain at the G20 in Hamburg, where he met with May, saying he "will be going to London".

But after the Commons Speaker John Bercow effectively vetoed a speech by the President to Parliament, a petition opposing the visit was signed by 1.85 million people and protest groups threatened mass demonstrations, the visit appeared to have been postponed indefinitely.

His controversial planned State Visit, which will include dinner at Buckingham Palace, is not happening this year and likely won't happen until 2018, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Downing Street and the White House are believed to be looking at options for the visit.

It was reported last week that the President might make an unannounced visit to the United Kingdom at short notice after the G20 summit, possibly to one of his golf courses.

Mrs May went to see Mr Trump at the White House within days of his inauguration earlier this year.

Prime Minister Theresa May invited the USA president to Britain in January during their first meeting in Washington, when the two leaders hailed the beginning of a new "special relationship" between the countries. Trump had caused controversy with his tweets following the London terror attacks in June.

The British government later said the trip would still happen, but a date hadn't been set.

May has been derided for seeking to curry favour with Trump and has come under fire for inviting him for a state visit so soon into his presidency.

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