Donald Trump 'to visit the UK in July'

Donald Trump 'to visit the UK in July'

Theresa May and Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Donald Trump could be visiting the UK in July.

The US president was due to visit in February to open the US Embassy, but cancelled his visit.

He tweeted at the time that he was “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!”

Now Sky News’ senior political correspondent Beth Rigby has said a full announcement on his upcoming visit will be forthcoming within the next day.

A poll in August last year had 4% of respondents – around 2 million people – saying they’d protest Trump being given a state reception if he visited.

The state visit was postponed and no further details of the proposed July trip have been revealed.

French president Emmanuel Macron is currently visiting Trump in Washington DC, where the pair have discussed possible changes to the 2015  Iran nuclear deal – reached during Obama’s presidency – which saw economic sanctions on Iran lifted in return for limits on its nuclear programme.

Trump has criticised the deal as too lenient,