Trump Tweeted Himself Out of Planned UK Visit: Report

'I would not expect a Trump visit in January'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Trump Visit to Britain Scrapped: Report
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch performances during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Trump's "working visit" to Britain that was scheduled to take place in January has been scrapped following his tweeting of far-right, anti-Muslim videos and public spat with Prime Minister Theresa May. The Telegraph reports the decision to cancel the trip was made on the American side, quoting a US diplomat as saying, "I would not expect a Trump visit in January."

Trump's "working visit" would have included the opening of a new US embassy. It would not have been a full state visit, which would feature a meeting with the Queen, in an effort to avoid massive protests. While May says an invitation for a state visit is still extended, British citizens and politicians are calling on her to rescind all invitations, according to the New York Times. British lawmakers have called Trump "racist, incompetent, or unthinking—or both" and "this fascist president" in response to his tweets. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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