U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walk at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
The Guardian: Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold
US president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests
Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming.
The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.
The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.
The conversation in part explains why there has been little public discussion about a visit.
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WNU Editor: Another anonymous source .... and made public after the election .... so take it for what it is worth. Even though the British Prime Minister's office is saying that the trip is still on .... Britain denies that Trump state visit delayed (Reuters) .... and considering how bad the election debacle was .... my gut is telling me that President Trump wants to avoid this political mess until they sort out amongst themselves on what is going to happen next.
More News On Reports That President Trump's State Visit To The U.K. Has Been Postponed
Donald Trump state visit: Timing now in doubt after President 'voices protest fears' -- The Independent
Trump doesn't want to visit UK without public support: report -- The Hill
Donald Trump’s UK state visit postponed -- Politico
Trump's tantrum: President says he WON'T go ahead with state visit to UK unless he is guaranteed a rapturous welcome from the British people -- Daily Mail
Is Trump's UK visit on hold over protest fears? -- DW