Trump has reportedly postponed UK state visit in fear of protests

US President Donald Trump reportedly told British Prime Minister Theresa May in recent weeks via telephone that he wished to postpone his state visit to London until the British public became more supportive of him. May's office responded, stating that such rumors are not true and that no changes have been made to his scheduled visit.
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US President Donald Trump has reportedly called for his meeting with the British prime minister in London to be put on hold in fear of protests, according to the British Guardian newspaper. However, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office stated there was no change in the American president's planned visit.

"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," a spokeswoman for May's office stated.

According to the Guardian’s report, Trump told May in a conversation over the phone that he intended to delay his visit until the British public supported his arrival. The US president said he was not interested in arriving if major protests against his visit were expected.

An anonymous source in May’s office told the Guardian that the conversation had taken place in recent weeks, noting that the prime minister was surprised by the president's request. If the report is true, that may explain why Trump's expected visit was not widely covered by the British media. May was the first world leader to meet with Trump as president when she visited Washington just seven days after his inauguration, at which time she invited him to London.

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