The Telegraph reports that Donald Trump’s visit to the UK has been canceled — at least for now. A planned “working” stop in the near future, mooted as a compromise to keep Trump away from the symbolic and prestigious trappings of an official state visit, unraveled after Trump retweeted islamophobic videos posted by a British fascist group, then harangued Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter when she issued mild condemnation of his actions.
More forceful in his condemnation was London mayor Sadiq Kahn, who openly said Trump was unwelcome in his city.
Neither the working trip nor a state visit were ever scheduled. May’s invitation riled many in Britain, where Trump is widely loathed. The scaled-down “working visit” would have allowed the president to avoid losing face should the state visit not quickly materialize.