The Financial Times reported, “Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK looks set to be postponed until next year, amid reports that the president wants to avoid a visit that could be marred by protests over his being offered the honour. A Downing St spokesman repeated the official line on a state visit – which Theresa May offered President Trump during a visit in January – that the invitation had been offered and accepted and that the two sides were working to set a timetable for a visit. However, another person involved indicated that the planned visit would not now occur until 2018.” Trump isn’t going to be any more popular in the UK in 2018, so if he thinks that waiting for a year is going to take the heat off, he is badly mistaken.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.