After canceling the previous visit to the UK, Trump is finally going to the UK on July 13. England’s prime minister Theresa May visited the United States in January 2016. According to a BBC reporter Jon Sopel, Trump was eager to meet Mrs. May during the visit. UK’s prime minister also said that she will welcome the president on his arrival in July.
In July, Trump will also attend Brussel’s NATO Summit. When Trump canceled his initial tour to the UK, no further information was given about his next trip. But the date of visit was then tweeted by the UK ambassador Sir Kim Darroch. According to Downing Street, the date of Trump’s visit had come sooner which means that still there is plenty of work to do. The most important thing in this meeting will be Trump’s discussion with the Queen and also who joins the president from the White House.
The meeting is expected to take place either at Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace. In addition to Lyndon B Johnson, Mrs.May had met all the US presidents during her reign. Many journalists said that it will be interesting if the president meets with Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Leader. Some reports are also suggesting that Trump will extend his tour as he will also visit his golf club on the west coast of Scotland.
People are also reporting that Trump will not go to any public place where he can be shouted by the public. Trump’s scheduled to visit the UK earlier this year but due to US embassy opening he canceled the tour. But people are saying that the president canceled the tour due to fear of people’s protest. However, the politicians are welcoming this tour as Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, tweeted that it is fantastic to hear that Trump is coming to the UK.
FANTASTIC news that President @realdonaldtrump will at last come to Britain on 13 July. Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever. 👌🇬🇧🇺🇸
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 26, 2018
However, not everyone was happy with this tour as mayor of London, Sadiq Khan who has clashed with the President on banning Muslims entry in the United States, said that Mr. President will now visit the city that prefers unity not division.
If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) April 26, 2018
On the arrival of Donald Trump, we and thousands of our supporters will make our voice heard, said the Amnesty UK International Director, Kate Allen. While giving an interview to BBC, the Home Secretary Diane Abbott said that she will not join the protest but defended that this is the right of others and she will let them do so. She further said that due to Trump’s attitude and actions, she has been treated differently by her country fellows. In the same show Matt Hancock, the Culture Secretary, was also interviewed. Hancock said that US-UK relations are not dependent on one person and will make sure that our economy is the strongest in the world.
Hancock also said that the US has kicked out a lot of Russian diplomats than any other country in the world. A huge social media campaign has already been started on Facebook and till now 33,000 people have shown their consent to join journalist Owen Jones’s protest.
Many Conservative groups like the Bruges Group and the Bow Group has advised Mr. Trump to only focus his mother born place Scotland. Many political leaders have anticipated chaos on Trump’s arrival as the president of the Bow Group Ben Harris-Quinney said that Trump’s visit will only cause major protests and we do not want to see Mr. President being embarrassed by these protests.
Ben further told that there are many people in the UK who like Trump and will warmly welcome the president but this will not be the case in London. Mrs. May visited the White House back in January 2017 as the first foreign minister to do so. On her visit, May invited Trump for a full state visit on the recommendation of the Queen.
Donald Trump’s visit to the UK was announced when he met May in World Economic Forum in Davos back in January. According to BBC, May has a lot of business deals to discuss with the president. Jon Sopel, a BBC editor told that after the visits of French President and German Chancellor, this visit has become much more important now.