'Donald Trump told Theresa May he must be promised warm welcome before visiting UK'

'Donald Trump told Theresa May he must be promised warm welcome before visiting UK'

Donald Trump will not be opening the new US Embassy

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Last year Donald Trump told Theresa May he wouldn’t visit the UK unless he is guaranteed a "warm welcome," according to reports.

Bloomberg claims the US President also hit out at the media in the UK for the way it publishes critical reports on him.

It is claimed the Prime Minister told him she couldn't do much about critical coverage of him in the British media, whilst aides listened in “astonishment."

The news outlet also suggests that when the Prime Minister attempts to have conversations with Trump he usually interrupts and talks for long periods of time, whilst she can only speak for “five or 10 seconds."

When May first announced she had invited the President on a state visit, protests broke out and more than one million people signed a petition against Trump visiting.

It was thought that Trump may come to the UK in February to open the new US Embassy, however he has since scotched any prospect of doing so - and tweeted a rather bizarre explanation.

He said: “Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ’peanuts,’ only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon—NO!”

Many reports suggested that Trump's no-show was motivated by fears of potential protests.