A full announcement about Trump’s visit is set to be made over the next few days but the date is rumoured to be 13 July, according to Sky News.
The President had been due to visit the US Embassy in London in February but cancelled after tweeting that he was not a ‘big fan’ of its change of location.
Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
He reportedly told Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year that he plans visit the UK this summer.
Potential plans for a full state visit for the President were scrapped after nearly two million Brits signed a petition opposing it.
Trump reportedly told the Prime Minister that he would not make a state visit to Britain until there is support for it from the British public.
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He apparently told Mrs May in a phone call that he does not want to come if his arrival will be met by protests.
The Prime Minister had faced calls to cancel Trump’s planned visit after the US President launched a Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.
Trump is currently hosting French president Emmanuel Macron, in the first state visit of his administration.
Support for Trump has increased among Brits since he became President.
Although his starting approval rating in the UK – just 12% in October 2016 before the presidential election – wasn’t a very high starting base, in December 2017, his popularity among Britons had risen to 18%, according to a YouGov survey.
Among Brexit voters, Mr Trump’s popularity is at 33%, but only 4% of Remainers back him.