Fearing Protests, Trump Postpones U.K. Visit


The Sun reported that Donald Trump would postpone a trip to the United Kingdom until October, hoping outrage over the Trump Administration’s Muslim ban dies down.  Rescheduling the visit required a careful selection of dates. Trump will arrive before Parliament returns from recess so that he doesn’t have to speak to Members of Parliament who have voiced virulent opposition to Trump’s agenda and his visit.

According to The Hill, a senior government source said the President “really wants to come this year, but he wants the heat to die down a bit first. The White House watches what happens over here surprisingly closely, and they don’t want to create a scene for our sake either.”

The U.K. Parliament has been particularly heated debating Trump’s visit.  The debate occurred after a petition to ban Trump from the U.K. gained two million signatures. Thousands of protesters gathered in Parliament Square outside and could be heard by lawmakers inside the hall.

Pressure mounted on Theresa May to cancel the visit as MPs regarded the President as “immoral” and “disgusting.” Labour MP Paul Flynn called Trump a “petulant child” and Labour’s MP Dawn Butler said the U.S. has a “nasty virus, and it’s important that virus doesn’t spread.”


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