U.S. President Donald J. Trump could finally be set to visit the UK this summer.
President Trump is yet to come to the UK since being elected in November 2016, cancelling a visit to the new U.S. Embassy in London last January after protest concerns.
London’s leftist Mayor Sadiq Khan had repeatedly claimed the President was “not welcome”, backed “loud” demonstrations, claimed Mr. Trump is bigoted, and even compared him to Islamic State terrorists.
When the London trip was called off, Mr. Khan gloated that Mr. Trump had “got the message” he was not welcome in his city.
NEW: On back of *that* Macron/Trump love in, am hearing No 10 poised to announce the Trump visit to UK. Been talk of July 13….
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) April 25, 2018
However now, according to Sky News, the U.S. President is pencilled in to arrive on the 13th of July.
He is expected to stay in the UK for several days, holding talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at either Downing Street or her countryside retreat at Chequers.
He could also meet the Queen or other members of the Royal Family, even if he is not honoured with a full state visit.
A grand procession up the Mall and state banquet are less likely, due to the continued threat of aggressive protest.
Last year, after Mr. Trump cancelled his visit, Mr. Khan said it “would, without doubt, have been met with mass peaceful protests”.
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— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 3, 2018
He added: “Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message.
“This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.”
Mr. Trump has already visited France, Poland, Japan, and China as U.S. president, with little or no protest or opposition.
In the last couple of days, French President Emmanuel Macron has enjoyed a full state visit in the U.S., praising a new, strengthened relationship between the two nations.