According to the British media, Trump told the country’s prime minister Theresa May that he may postpone his trip to the U.K. because his presence may spark violent protests amid weak support from the British people.
Downing Street Refuses to Confirm the Change of Plan
The Guardian learned about Trump’s cancellation plans from a Downing Street official who was present when May got the phone call from the U.S. leader.
It is the second time Trump puts on hold his visit to the United Kingdom. He initially rescheduled the trip from March to June because of the national rallies against him. The British government refused to confirm the change of plan.
The prime minister office dismissed the report about the trip’s cancellation as “speculation.” A spokesperson added that Downing Street was not going to comment on the content of private conversations.
The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans,
the official statement reads.
Trump Not Welcome in the U.K.
The U.K. made the first invitation just a week after the U.S. Commander-in-Chief took office. Some experts argued at the time that the visit may be premature. The scandals that hit the White House in the coming months along with Trump’s diplomatic flubs made many people believe that the trip was canceled.
Trump is not welcome in London either following his attacks on the city’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan. Trump lashed out at Khan for telling people not to be alarmed after the London Bridge, and Borough Market terrorist attacks left 48 wounded and seven dead.
Moreover, another reason of discontent is Trump’s controversial decision to pull out from the Paris climate deal earlier this month.
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