President Trump won’t be calling on London for the time being.
His much-awaited hop across the pond has been pushed back until 2018, top government officials told British media Tuesday.
The postponement is the latest deferral of Trump’s official visit to the United Kingdom’s capital, where he’s considered unpopular and would likely be met by protests.
While a state visit isn’t likely until next year, he could make an low-key trip sometime this year, a senior official told the Telegraph.
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British officials have been advised that Trump could stop at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, during his trip to Paris later this week, the Guardian reported.
British Prime Minister Theresa May formally invited Trump to visit London shortly after he was inaugurated in January.
But the White House hasn’t scheduled a state visit in the nearly six months since.
The Guardian reported last month that Trump told May he wouldn’t visit unless he was guaranteed a protest-free trip.
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Trump also openly clashed with British officials in recent weeks, namely London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The President launched into a tweet storm criticizing the mayor during a June 3 terror attack in which eight people were killed. Khan, in response, called on British officials to not host Trump.
Queen Elizabeth, during a speech before Parliament in June, didn’t mention Trump in a list of planned state visit — briefly indicating that a trip had been scrapped altogether.
The British government later said the trip would still happen, but a date hadn’t been set.
Trump, while visiting Germany last week, committed to a presidential trip to London.
“I will be going to London,” Trump said amid a Saturday meeting with May.
When he does make a state visit, the President will reportedly look for the royal treatment.
The White House has allegedly asked for a carriage ride with her majesty down a popular street, the Times of London reported in April.
Local officials described such a tour as a security headache because of the route and type of carriage involved.
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