'Yippee' - reaction to news that Donald Trump won't visit the UK if Brits don't want him to

Ellen Manning

Theresa May found herself under fire yet again today after it emerged that Donald Trump has told her he will not make a state visit to Britain unless the British public supports it.

The Guardian reported that President Trump had informed the UK Prime Minister “in recent weeks”, but the news only came to light on Sunday after it was reportedly revealed by a Downing Street advisor who was in the room at the time.

The revelation is likely further anger people who fear Mrs May is not as transparent as she might be – following confusion over her declaration of a deal with the DUP on Friday as well as other u-turns, including the so-called dementia tax.

Phone call – President Trump reportedly told Mrs May in ‘recent weeks’ that he won’t visit the UK without the support of the British public (Pictures: Getty)


The news has already been welcomed by several people, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had previously voiced concern at the speed with which Mrs May had issued an invite to Mr Trump.

Mr Corbyn tweeted: “Cancellation of President Trump’s State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London’s mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal.”


Campaigner Hugo Dixon also celebrated the news, attributing it to “people power” and later predicting that if Mr Trump’s visit depended on the support of the British people, it wouldn’t happen at all.



Labour MP Stella Creasy agreed, advising Downing Street not to “buy bunting anytime soon”.


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