Trump may cancel UK visit amid fears of mass protests: Report

Trump's examination will not include a psychiatric exam, a White House spokesman said this week. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team London, United Kingdom Jan 12, 2018, 02.18 AM (IST)

President Trump may pull out of the visit to Britain next month amid concerns over mass protests when he arrives in London, British media reported.

Last month, PM Theresa May's cabinet minister Sam Gyimah had said he would feel  “deeply uncomfortable” if President Trump's visit went ahead after May clashed with Trump over US president's retweets of far-right anti-Muslim propaganda, Britain First.

PM May had waded into the controversy, pointing out that Trump was “wrong” to have retweeted the post. President Trump had slammed May asserting that the British prime minister should "not focus on me but on destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom."

Several British ministers had opposed Trump's retweets openly as the trans-Atlantic spat had turned into a full-scale public debate.

However, after a phone call with Trump in December, Thresa May had said an invitation to come to Britain was "extended and accepted by the President".

British media reports said no new dates have been offered for Trump's visit indicating the high-profile visit might be called off soon.

Trump's itinerary in Britain includes opening the new US embassy in London.