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Trump's UK Trip Downgraded After Pushback

17 October 2017, 12:42 | Katrina Lee

The absence of Trump's tour from her speech wsa clearest signal yet that no date has been agreed on his controversial visit.

Mr Trump's United Kingdom visit is likely to be part of a tour of several countries and will not be a red carpet event as had been envisaged.

"He will not stay at Buckingham Palace".

President Trump was expected to embark on a full state visit in early 2018 after Prime Minister Theresa May officially invited the U.S. leader shortly after his victory in November 2016.

Theresa May has been slammed for inviting Donald Trump on a State Visit.

A spokesman at Prime Minister Theresa May's office at Downing Street, which oversees the invitation, tells PEOPLE that the situation remains the same: "Our position on the State Visit has not changed - an offer has been extended and President Trump has accepted".

Only three US Presidents have made State Visits to the UK.

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The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011.

Officials on both sides of the Atlantic tried to downplay this change of plans, claiming a full-fledged state visit was still on the cards.

May's offer of a State Visit, an honour usually reserved for USA presidents in their second term, sparked mass protests and a petition calling for its cancellation.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet" for Trump, but was reported to be open to a working visit.

Almost 200 MPs signed an early motion opposing Mr Trump addressing both houses of Parliament, with Speaker John Bercow voicing his opposition to his visit during a session in the House of Commons.

"We can question the wisdom of Brexit Britain appearing overly desperate for friends, not least as the offer of an early state visit has been withdrawn", the Standard said in a commentary.



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