One of the benefits of being President is you will enjoy some of the best hospitality the world has to offer. State visits are full of pomp and circumstance, especially when those state visits are to Britain.
During state visits, the British put their Royal family to good use, entertaining world leaders and their families in the splendor of Buckingham Palace with lavish banquets. Some leaders have even been treated to a more personal visit with the Queen at her private residence in Balmoral, Scotland.
Donald Trump will visit Britain early next year but it will not be a State Visit and he will not stay with the Queen, it emerged today.
The US President was originally invited to the UK by Theresa May seven days after his inauguration in January – sparking a backlash from his critics in Britain.
That plan was then put on hold after Mr. Trump reportedly spoke to Mrs. May on the phone and said he didn’t want his trip marred by protests.
Senior Downing Street sources admitted this summer that there was no prospect of a visit happening this year, and they were looking at dates in 2018.
Diplomats are now said to be mulling a lower-key ‘working visit’ for the president, which will be part of a tour he will make a number of countries.
The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011. A full State Visit is to be planned for Mr. Trump after his ‘working visit’
Under the scaled-back concept, Mr. Trump will not stay at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and will likely sleep at the residence of recently-appointed US ambassador Woody Johnson.
The lower key visit may be timed to coincide with the opening of the new US embassy near Battersea Power station, according to the Evening Standard.
The president would hold talks with Mrs. May, probably at her Chequers country retreat if there is anxiety about protests in the capital.
There is also potential for Mr. Trump to visit one of his own golf course in Scotland
Is he the President of the USA? Anybody who thinks that this is appropriate regardless if your views on Trump are mentally deranged. His position is the President. As a Head of State, he should be treated no different to any of them before him. Why does the President of an Ally state not get the full works when Tyrannts Do? What a disgrace and an embarrassment.
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