Donald Trump expected to visit UK in 2018, says US ambassador

Donald Trump expected to visit UK in 2018, says US ambassador

Woody Johnson made the comments in an interview with BBC Radio 4

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The US ambassador to the United Kingdom has said he expects Donald Trump to carry out a visit to the country in 2018. 

Woody Johnson was speaking to BBC Radio 4 about the prospect of the US President crossing the Atlantic as part of a working trip to formally open the new American embassy.

A state visit with the Queen would not be expected in this time. 

The interview with Johnson came weeks after the relationship between Trump and Theresa May took a turn after the former retweeted anti-Muslim videos posted by Britain First's deputy leader Jayda Fransen. 

The Prime Minister condemned Trump via a spokesman, which prompted the President to hit back on Twitter. 

Johnson told the Today programme he hoped the US President would visit despite the row.

He told the broadcaster Trump and May have a "very good relationship", but admitted there was no question that "some feathers were ruffled" after the retweets. 

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