>> US President Donald Trump will finally make his first trip to the United Kingdom since assuming the Oval Office in July. It will be a working visit with Prime Minister Theresa May, according to their governments, and no other details have been given. This suggests it will be a low key affair, lacking the pomp and circumstance that would accompany an official state visit.
It also means that he likely won't receive a regal welcome from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. It's unusually late in his term. Almost every single American President since World War II has visited Britain in their first year in office. And many, in just the first few months. In January, Trump cancelled an initial visit.
Because he said he didn't want to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new US Embassy building. The former real estate mogul said the old Embassy was sold for too little money. And blamed the Obama administration for doing a bad deal. There have been other complications. For months, there's been a back and forth between the governments over when he might visit.
Fueled by speculation that it would be met with mass protests. And he's also had friction with Prime Minister May at times. Ranging from his views on climate change to an incident where he re-tweeted unverified anti-Muslim videos of a British far right group. Trump also has a long standing feud with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
Who he's accused of being weak in combating militant attacks on the city.