Trump to make long-delayed visit to Britain in July

30 April, 2018, 11:55 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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Downing Street confirmed yesterday that the United States president will arrive on 13 July for his long-heralded visit to Britain, during which he will hold "bilateral talks" with Prime Minister Theresa May. All the things he brings to the table to the American people come from Scotland'.

There is also speculation Mr Trump could seek to fit in a quick visit to the Turnberry golf course, which his family business owns.

The US leader's long-delayed trip will take place on July 13 but last just 24 hours, including talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and an overnight stay, the White House announced on Thursday (Friday NZT).

It will therefore not include an official banquet at Buckingham Palace nor a carriage procession up the Mall, but it will include bilateral talks with Mrs May. Within hours of the announcement, more than 100,000 Facebook users signalled their interest in "Protest Trump's visit", a demonstration organised by journalist Owen Jones.

The visit is "very, very symbolic and very important", given the U.K.is a significant trading and investment partner for the US, the ambassador told LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari.

Mr Johnson said Mr Trump's combative style was down to his Scottish roots and insisted he was "thick skinned" enough to deal with protest.

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Trump has clashed publicly with London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, who has said the president's visit would result in mass peaceful protests and that Trump's values were the polar opposite of Londoners'.

Mr Trump will receive a frosty reception from a lot of Londoners, who plan to demonstrate, when he gets here in July.

Mr Trump was due to open the new US Embassy in London in February but cancelled the trip saying the building was too expensive and tweeting that he was not a "big fan" of the decision to move its location. However, it will not fall into the category of a state visit.

Asked how concerned Mr Trump was about the prospect of protests, Mr Johnson said: "He's very thick-skinned".

"But I think in the end people are starting to. realise that where he is going is a good direction".

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