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trump seems a little like a snowflake.

Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming.

The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.

The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.

The conversation in part explains why there has been little public discussion about a visit.

May invited Trump to Britain seven days after his inauguration when she became the first foreign leader to visit him in the White House. She told a joint press conference she had extended an invitation from the Queen to Trump and his wife Melania to make a state visit later in the year and was “delighted that the president has accepted that invitation”.

Many senior diplomats, including Lord Ricketts, the former national security adviser, said the invitation was premature, but impossible to rescind once made.

Trump has named Woody Johnson, a Republican donor and owner of the New York Jets, as the new ambassador to the UK but has yet to nominate him formally. A large number of US ambassadorial positions remain unfilled worldwide largely due to the Trump team failing to make any formal nominations.

The acting US ambassador to the UK, Lewis Lukens, a career diplomat, clashed with Trump last week by praising Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, for his strong leadership over the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.
His remarks came just days after Trump criticised Khan for his response to the attack, misquoting the mayor’s message to Londoners not to be alarmed by the increased presence of armed police.

Khan’s office pointed out Trump’s error later but the president responded by accusing London’s mayor of making a “pathetic excuse”. Khan then called on the UK government to cancel Trump’s invitation. No date had been fixed for the visit.

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Twitter that Trump’s decision was “welcome, especially after his attack on London’s mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal.”

A Downing Street spokeswoman said it would not comment. “We aren’t going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations. The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans.”
The White House said in statement: “The President has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May. That subject never came up on the call.”

Jenna Johnson, a Washington Post reporter tweeted to say that the White House press secretary had told her the Guardian’s report was “false” but added that the White House “won’t say when Trump plans to go to the UK”.

The UK’s traditional effort to act as a bridge between the US and Europe has become more complex since the vote last year to leave the European Union and Trump’s support for policies that have angered European allies.

The Foreign Office was disappointed when against its pleading Trump went ahead earlier this month with his plan to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. The UK had lobbied hard for Trump not to take the decision, which has led to a wider break between the EU and the US.

Trump had been an advocate of Brexit, and at one point seemed to want the EU to break up, but confidence has since returned to the bloc with pro-European Emmanuel Macron’s victory over far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election.

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omg I don't want him to meet the queen
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omg I don't want him to meet the queen
She could put the dogs on him.
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We ran out of domestic anonymous sources so we're using foreign ones now?...
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The media could just write the same headline every day...

"75 Things Happened According to Nameless People Who Don't Have the Nads to Go On Record and Nothing Can Be Corroborated, But We'll Consider It True Anyway Even Though Many of Our Reports Have Been Found to Be As Truthful As A Bernie Madoff Financial Plan"

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The media could just write the same headline every day...

"75 Things Happened According to Nameless People Who Don't Have the Nads to Go On Record and Nothing Can Be Corroborated, But We'll Consider It True Anyway Even Though Many of Our Reports Have Been Found to Be As Truthful As A Bernie Madoff Financial Plan"

If that isn't the true if there ever was. Gutless wonders who have no names.

Besides who cares what the UK thinks or does. The Muslim's are nearly in control in London it would seem. Trump will put us first, no matter what.

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She could put the dogs on him.
Well ya got a point there; didn't think of that
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We ran out of domestic anonymous sources so we're using foreign ones now?...
Oh I know and if an adjective was used anywhere in the piece that would have shown bias.
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You don't want him to meet England's biggest welfare bum?
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