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bucolic_frolic

(43,996 posts)
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:33 AM Jul 2017

Trump to postpone London visit until 2018

Source: ABC News

President Donald Trump will no longer be visiting London in his first year as president, a senior White House official confirmed to ABC News today.

The official cited a "scheduling conflict" as the reason behind the change, and said the White House has gotten in touch with the British government to iron out plans for a visit in 2018.

Downing Street did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

During the president's bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G-20 summit on Saturday, Trump said he still planned to move forward with the visit but dodged on providing any details about timing.

Read more: http://6abc.com/news/trump-to-postpone-london-visit-until-2018/2207012/



Official reasons, or toxic? Now or never?

Five and a half month scheduling conflict! Incredible obstacle.
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George II

(67,782 posts)
3. As of today. Remember, this was his third attempt at making the trip. Maybe he can send Ivanka...
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:38 AM
Jul 2017

...or Barron in his stead?

Historic NY

(37,496 posts)
4. Can't one news agency get the story....
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:38 AM
Jul 2017

its he is and then he isn't. For Pete's sake the Queen has spoken.,

Hokie

(4,288 posts)
6. Both May and Trump might be gone by then
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:42 AM
Jul 2017

I think the clock is ticking on May for sure. With Trump who knows. We can hope.

CTyankee

(64,002 posts)
14. Didn't he want to ride in the Queen's gold coach?
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 08:09 PM
Jul 2017

I'm sure the Brits would just love that...what an asshole...

I remember when Barack and Michelle visited with the Queen and she seemed so pleased to see them...I think Michelle even hugged her (usually a big no-no with the Queen)...

Matilda

(6,384 posts)
15. I heard a couple of days ago that the Queen is already on her summer holiday.
Wed Jul 12, 2017, 09:29 PM
Jul 2017

So Trump wouldn't be able to ride in the coach.

Bet that's why he's put off the visit.

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