TRUMP BLOWS OUT UK VISIT
DONALD Trump’s State visit to Britain will not take place this year, it is understood.
Amid reports that the visit could take place next year, Number 10 sources said no date has been fixed, but officials are believed to be looking at a date in 2018.
Theresa May invited the controversial U.S. president on a State visit to the UK shortly after he took office, but speculation that it may have been put on hold was fuelled by its absence from last month’s Queen’s Speech.
Reports suggested Mr Trump wants the meeting delayed until it can take place without protests, although these claims were denied by the White House.
Fresh speculation about the state visit comes after the Prime Minister and Mr Trump held talks on the margins of last week’s G20 summit in Hamburg.
After the meeting, the president said he believed Britain and the U.S. could strike a “very powerful” post-Brexit free trade deal “very, very quickly”, and hailed the “very special relationship” he’d developed with Mrs May.
British ministers were braced for a flying visit last week as Trump might have dropped in on one of his Scottish golf courses.