Trump cancels much-anticipated trip to UK

Trump cancels much-anticipated trip to UK

Trump cancels much-anticipated trip to UK

Though Trump was expected to come through next month to open the new U.S. embassy, but government sources have reportedly revealed that it'll actually be Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doing the honours.

Concerned about the welcome he would receive in Britain, Mr Trump is understood to be sending US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead, according to the Independent.

He is said to be unhappy about the lack of "bells and whistles" surrounding the event and the fact he would not be able to meet the Queen.

 

The decision is in contrast to comments made by the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, at the end of last year that Mr Trump was planning to visit in the new year, and comments by Ms May last week that he "will be coming to this country". "We are doing just fine!" Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn also called out Trump over his tweets: "I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump". The prime minister was criticised for inviting him to make a state visit when she was the first world leader to meet him after his inauguration last January. "An invitation for a state visit has been extended and accepted", the spokesperson said.