Donald Trump may visit the UK next year as options are being looked at

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Donald Trump may visit the UK next year

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It's likely that Donald Trump will visit the UK next year, according to the BBC, as it is thought Downing Street and the White House are researching options.

The US President has already accepted an invitation from the Queen for a state visit, made when Theresa May visited him in January this year.

The offer appeared to come far earlier than that sent to Trump's predecessor Barack Obama was offered, who didn't visit the UK until he had completed two-and-a-half years of his first term.

However, reports have recently claimed Trump no longer wanted to make the visit, due to fears over the public's reaction.

It is thought that there could be huge protests in the country whilst he is here. A petition was created against the US President having a state visit, which gained almost two million signatures.

The visit was also not mentioned in the Queen's speech, which many took as a sign that Trump wasn't coming.

Many other politicians also said the visit should be cancelled, including Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said we shouldn't "roll out the red carpet to the President of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for."

Khan's comment came after Trump's attempt to impose a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

But the White House has denied the reports that Trump doesn't want to visit the UK any more and said it wants to find a "mutually acceptable date."