Trump’s state visit to UK postponed: report

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President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom has reportedly been postponed until October.

The Sun reported Tuesday that the president’s trip is being delayed and that Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to the postponement.

The dates the president will visit the U.K. are temporarily set for Oct. 5 to 8, according to The Sun, though the dates may change again.

{mosads}A senior government source said the president “really wants to come this year, but he wants the heat to die down a bit first.”

“The White House watches what happens over here surprisingly closely, and they don’t want to create a scene for our sake either,” the senior government official said.

Earlier this month, the British Parliament held a heated debate over whether the U.K. should move forward with an invitation for an official state visit by Trump.

Some members of Parliament criticized the president and called for U.K. lawmakers to stand up against Trump, whom one Labour Party member of Parliament (MP) said acts like a “petulant child.”

Other MPs defended the invitation, arguing that withdrawing it would be detrimental to the close relationship between the two countries.

As lawmakers debated the visit earlier this month, thousands of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to oppose the president’s order barring refugees and people from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

The administration said it will issue a revised immigration order after the initial one — which spurred protests across the country — was blocked by a federal judge.


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