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Politics Trump says he’s still going to London but doesn’t set a date

15:20  08 july  2017
15:20  08 july  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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The London mayor also called for Trump to cancel his trip. “I will be going to London , yes,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday in Germany. “We’ll work that out,” he said of the date .

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May hopes Trump can 'find a way' back into Paris deal© Provided by The Hill May hopes Trump can 'find a way' back into Paris deal President Trump on Saturday confirmed he plans on visiting London even though the trip still is not scheduled.

Although leaders from both countries have said Trump plans to visit, doubts hover over Trump's first trip to Great Britain after reports that the president fears protests there. The London mayor also called for Trump to cancel his trip.

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"I will be going to London, yes," Trump told reporters during a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday in Germany.

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“I think trade will be a very big factor between our two countries,” he said . Trump , however, went from deeply unpopular in the U.K. to a de-facto persona non grata after he insulted London Mayor Sadiq How to set boundaries with your work friends and keep things from getting awkward. Aug. 10, 2018.

And in more remarks that will set off alarm bells in No10, Mr Trump also said Mrs May’ s Despite the withering criticism of Mrs May’ s Brexit strategy, Trump insisted he still thinks she is “a very good person”. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has 'done a very bad job on terrorism', says Trump .

"We'll work that out," he said of the date.

Last month, a report claimed that Trump told May he didn't want to visit London if there might be large scale protests against him. The White House denied the topic was discussed.

The call with May in which the trip was allegedly discussed took place following the London terror attack in early June that left seven dead and multiple wounded, as well as London Mayor Sadiq Khan's criticism of Trump's trip.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for," Khan said.

"The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the U.K. and there is no change to those plans," a spokesman for May told Reuters at the time.

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“Nothing’ s easy,” Mr. Trump said of the gathering on Saturday as he complimented its host, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who has been toiling to bridge the gap “I will be going to London ,” he told reporters. The police said some 500 protesters had looted a supermarket and set it on fire.

Queen Elizabeth then failed to mention Trump's visit in a speech to Parliament, an absence that raised eyebrows because she did mention an upcoming visit from the Spanish royal couple.

A spokesman for the monarchy told the BBC that the queen did not mention the visit because no date has been set.

Trump commented on the trip during a meeting with May on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meetings in Hamburg.

"We've had tremendous talks," he told reporters of May. "There is no country that could possibly be closer than our countries."

He also said he and May are "working on a trade deal - a very, very big deal, a very powerful deal" that they will have "done very, very quickly."


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