Trump to visit United Kingdom in early 2018


The Evening Standard reported that Mr Trump would stay with the U.S. ambassador rather than the royal family as he held talks with Theresa May and other officials.

He may cut the ribbon on the brand new United States embassy - close to completion at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station.

The Foreign Office said a State Visit, which is seen by MPs as being on indefinite hold, would go ahead at some stage.

Downing Street insisted it was unaware of any change of plans, however, and officials said the intention was for Mr Trump to stay with the Queen.

The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011.

Now it has been claimed that in early 2018 he will come to Britain anyway - but it will be a stripped-back trip without the trappings of an official state visit.

A source close to Sadiq Khan confirmed to HuffPost UK that the Mayor of London, who led criticism of the State Visit invitation, "would not object" to a working visit.

Almost 200 MPs signed an early motion opposing Mr Trump addressing both houses of Parliament, with Speaker John Bercow voicing his opposition to his visit during a session in the House of Commons.

Since then the visit has been quietly put on the backburner.

The newspaper said its view was that "any USA president is welcome in London". The offer had been extended, accepted by Trump, and no dates had been arranged. Which I'm sure Theresa May is devastated about, seeing as how she seems to want to sort out a post-Brexit trade deal to replace all the trade we probably won't be doing with the EU.