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Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

Trump Visit to Britain Dropped in Row with PM over Social Media Posts

LONDON - A planned visit to Britain by U.S. President Donald Trump has been dropped by U.S. diplomats, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Friday.
Trump was set to travel to Britain in the first month of 2018 on a working visit to open the new U.S. embassy in London, said the report.
A war of words has erupted between Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May over a series of messages on the president’s social media site which included videos posted by a controversial far right group in Britain called Britain First.
May responded to Trump’s actions with a rebuke saying he was wrong to share the videos. The prime minister also denounced Britain First as a hateful organisation that “seeks to spread mistrust and division within British communities.
Trump hit back on his social media site by telling May: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” It has led to calls by politicians and community groups for an invitation for Trump to pay a state visit to Britain to meet Queen Elizabeth to be withdrawn. May has so far rejected calls for the invitation to be cancelled telling journalists: “An invitation for a state visit has been extended and has been accepted. (Xinhua)