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Donald Trump: Protests planned as visit to United Kingdom confirmed for July 13

Donald Trump: Protests planned as visit to United Kingdom confirmed for July 13

Talk of a visit in Trump's first year went unrealized amid several controversies sparked by his comments or tweets, including attacks on London's Muslim mayor that May criticized.

The July trip will purportedly be a level below an official state visit, however, Trump is still set to meet with the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May while he's there.

Neither the White House nor Downing Street has said where Trump will visit.

Mr Johnson also made clear the President would visit London and "really wants" to meet the Queen when he made his visit.

"Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever", the Foreign Secretary wrote on Twitter.

This isn't the first time Trump has attempted a visit.

Woody Johnson said the prospect of widespread protests during the working visit on 13 July will not deter the US President from spending time in the capital.

Trump said in January he had canceled a trip to the U.K.to open a new embassy there.

Mr Johnson said Mr Trump's combative style was down to his Scottish roots and insisted he was "thick skinned" enough to deal with protest.

When this was put to Theresa May's deputy spokesman - that the Trump idiosyncrasies can be traced back to Scotland - he laughed, paused and said: "Look, I think, you know, I'm not entirely sure how to respond to that".

The expectation of demonstrations is also believed to have played a part in the postponement of a state visit mooted for 2017.

"Ruth Davidson should immediately distance herself and her party from these apologists for the risky extremism of the Trump presidency".

A further 38,000 confirmed that they would join the anti-Trump rally.

Wasn't the Trump U.K. visit supposed to happen already?

Trump had reportedly cancelled a planned working visit to the London in February, during which he was supposed to cut the ribbon on the newly constructed US embassy, over concerns about being met by mass protests.

Queen Elizabeth II may entertain US President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle during his short visit to Britain.

During a "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day" press briefing, Sanders told reporters and their children alike that Trump will make his way across the pond July 13.

"Since moving into the White House, Mr Trump has shown an impatience bordering on intolerance toward peaceful protests, the media and even the democratic process itself".