Donald Trump could 'hastily visit UK this month to avoid protests'

Donald Trump could 'hastily visit UK this month to avoid protests'

Donald Trump could visit the UK

Monday, July 3, 2017

Donald Trump could be set for a whistlestop visit to the UK before he travels to France for Bastille Day celebrations.

The Sunday Times was told by a White House source: "There is a window of opportunity for the President to visit Britain when he is in Europe later this month.

“It is likely it will be hastily arranged and it is possible no official confirmation of his visit will be given until at least 24 hours before, to stop any large-scale protests against his visit from being mobilised."

But reports claim Westminster has not received an official request from America about a visit from the US President.

Despite this, Trump is thought to be making an informal trip to one of the golf courses he owns in Scotland and he could aim to set up a meeting with Theresa May during that time, according to The Independent.

His state visit was dropped in June and there was no mention of the visit during the Queen's Speech, after fears were raised about possible protests arising from his presence.

The Prime Minister last met Trump when she visited him in Washington, but she was criticised for having a soft approach earlier this year.

May faced particular criticism for allegedly failing to address the US President's previous offensive remarks regarding women and race.