The Queen of England mentioned no state visits from President Donald Trump in her speech.
It’s been reported that Trump told Theresa May he will not visit the UK until the public supports it. Fortunately for them, it doesn’t seem like they’ll be changing their minds.
This Queen’s speech is intended to herald a parliament lasting two years, rather than the usual one, indicating that no date for Trump’s visit has been scheduled for the near future.
The visit would be controversial, given Trump’s policies and provocative use of social media, such as when he misquoted and berated the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, after the London Bridge attack. A number of groups have promised to protest if the visit goes ahead.
If the UK knows what is good for them, then they’ll distance themselves from Trump as much as possible.