Details of Donald Trump state visit 'still to be agreed' says Amber Rudd

Donald Trump's state visit has faced fierce opposition

Donald Trump's state visit has faced fierce opposition

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the full details of Donald Trump's state visit have still to be agreed, hours after the US President retweeted a far-right British politician.

Many have called for Trump's visit to be blocked after he shared graphic videos posted online by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First.

But Rudd, speaking this morning, says dates and arrangements for the visit have still to be agreed - a move which some analysts have interpreted as a way of delaying the visit.

Rudd also told MPs not to overreact to Trump, instead suggesting they focus on the "bigger picture" of US-UK relations.

Trump has been condemned by both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn for his decision to share Fransen's videos, one of which shows a man being killed.

However the US President has responsed angrily, suggesting that May would be better off focusing on the UK's terror problem than his use of social media.