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Caught Red-Handed? Trump Denies ‘Sneaking’ To Visit UK

Caught Red-Handed? Trump Denies ‘Sneaking’ To Visit UK

It was being reported that Trump was going to try and make a “sneak” visit into Britain next week to avoid the massive protests that would almost certainly follow a planned and public visit. But both the White House and Downing Street dismissed the news reports on Monday of this secret plan.
According to British newspapers which cited unidentified British government sources, the White House had suggested that President Trump could stop by Downing Street after visiting Turnberry, one of his golf resorts in Scotland during next week’s trip to Europe. Apparently, Trump was planning a possible visit to Britain between the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday and the French celebration of Bastille Day on July 14th. It doesn’t seem likely that the president would fly back to the U.S. between these commitments, so he obviously have several days free.
Confirmation of an informal visit between the president and Britain’s prime minister will probably only come within 24 hours before it happened. This would “minimize the risk of disruption” according to the British newspapers. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, described the reports as “not accurate” and said that there were no plans for Trump to go to Britain this month. This was corroborated by James Slack, a spokesman for Mrs. May, “I am not aware of any plans for the president to visit the U.K. in the next few weeks.”
In February, opponents of Trump which included some members of Parliament and trade unions vowed to hold the largest demonstrations in British history during any state visit by the president.
Those who are bent on protesting might need to be ready on a very short notice, because Trump just may “sneak” into Britain and show up at Downing Street.
Credit: New York Times


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