April 23, 2019
Donald Trump will make a three day official state visit to the UK in June, Buckingham Palace announced today.
The US President and First Lady Melania Trump have accepted an invitation from the Queen for visit from June 3 to June 5.
Trump was promised the visit by Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 but it was postponed amid protests in the UK against his policies.
May said today: ‘The UK and United States have a deep and enduring partnership that is rooted in our common history and shared interests.
‘We do more together than any two nations in the world and we are both safer and more prosperous because of our cooperation.
‘The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.’
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: ‘The President of the United States of America, President Donald J Trump, accompanied by Mrs Melania Trump, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019.’
The announcement has today sparked calls for renewed demonstrations after thousands of people took to the streets last year when he arrived in Britain.
Campaigners are also calling for the return of the baby ‘Trump Blimp’ a year after the giant 20ft tall effigy depicting the President as a baby was flown above Parliament Square.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:46 am