By: Steve Dellar | 04-26-2018 | News
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UK - Queen Elizabeth To Host US President Donald Trump In July (Video)

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The date has been set. US President Donald Trump will visit the UK on Friday 13 July for a ‘flying visit’ where he’ll be hosted by Queen Elizabeth after a NATO summit.

Members of PM Theresa May’s conservative government had been pressuring her for a long time to make such arrangements, certainly after the lavish reception the US’s First Couple threw on the French President this week. Seeing their ‘special relationship’ wane further down, Downing Street was keen to make the announcement.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Does anybody know which country Queen Elizabeth is from?&quot; White House <a href="https://twitter.com/PressSec?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PressSec</a> announces news of <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realDonaldTrump</a>&#39;s visit to the UK during &#39;Take Your Child To Work Day&#39; <a href="https://t.co/JrWEInCt7u">pic.twitter.com/JrWEInCt7u</a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/989552200740323328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Foreign Secretary Mr Borish Johnson, an avid fan of the current US President, welcomed the ‘fantastic news’ and said he would be "Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever," in a clear attempt to mimic Mr Trump’s tweeting style.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FANTASTIC news that President <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@realdonaldtrump</a> will at last come to Britain on 13 July. Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever. ����������</p>&mdash; Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/989546562073309184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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But not everyone in the UK is so keen to be welcoming Mr Trump. For example, London Mayor Mr Sadiq Khan claimed that Mr Trump "will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear".

"He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear."

It is widely expected that there will be protests against Mr Trump’s visit, as Liberal Leader Ms Jo Swinson confirmed: "Protesting against a man with dangerous, misogynistic and racist views is our responsibility," she said.

"It is our opportunity to stand in solidarity with all the people he has abused and denigrated."

Mr Trump had been due to come to London earlier, but onlookers state that his relationship with Ms May is not as ‘warm’ as it is for example with Japan’s PM Mr Abe or French President Mr Macron.

Source:

https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-uk-visit-date-confirmed-for-13-july-11347502

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