U.S. President Donald Trump was reportedly looking forward to delaying or cancelling his planned visit to Britain this year amid bitter attacks and backfires conducted by the British people over those comments he made after the recent terrorist attack in London and over poking fun at London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s appeasing message, two administration officials said.
Over the previous week, Mr. Trump was criticized for misleading charges against London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Trump took to Twitter a day after the terrorist attack that left eight people killed in the British capital, Trump went after Mr. Khan on Twitter, claiming the mayor had played down the danger to citizens when the alarms of danger should have been raised.
Trump reportedly told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he would visit London later this year unless he garners the British people’s support after the backlashes they provoked against him, the Guardian reports.
According to the Guardian, the president told May that he would not risk visiting London with slight prospects of the British people conducting large-scale protests against him.
“We aren’t going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversation.” a spokeswoman for May’s office said. “The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans.”
The White House, on the other hand, reportedly planned that London trip would be a part of a trip to Europe the following month; however, the idea was dropped because of Mr Trump’s heavy schedule. Instead of planning the visit in July, it was scheduled to be arranged in the fall, according to the Guardian.
President Trump and the White House reportedly dismissed the prospects of delaying the trip, the officials asserted. Nonetheless, the president welcomed the idea despite leading a hectic schedule.