Trump seeks a warm wel­come

The Daily Examiner - - WORLD NEWS -

DON­ALD Trump has urged Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May to en­sure he gets a warm wel­come from the Bri­tish peo­ple be­fore he comes to the UK.

In a leaked se­cret tape of one of their con­ver­sa­tions, the US Pres­i­dent asks Ms May to “fix it” for him, The Sun re­ports.

A planned state visit has been post­poned un­til next year.

His re­quest came af­ter two mil­lion peo­ple signed a pe­ti­tion call­ing for his pro­posed trip to be axed.

In the tran­script, seen by se­nior diplo­mats, Mr Trump is re­ported to have said: “I haven’t had great cov­er­age out there lately, Theresa.”

She replies awk­wardly: “Well, you know what the Bri­tish press are like.”

He then re­sponds say­ing: “I still want to come, but I’m in no rush. So, if you can fix it for me, it would make things a lot eas­ier. When I know I’m go­ing to get a bet­ter re­cep­tion, I’ll come and not be­fore.”

Down­ing Street would not com­ment on the tran­script.

PHOTO: CAROLYN KASTER/AP

NO RUSH: Don­ald Trump.

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