Donald Trump refuses to make state visit to UK until Theresa May ‘fixes warm UK welcome'

Donald Trump reportedly told Theresa May he will not make a state visit to the UK until he is guaranteed a "better reception".

The US President asked the Prime Minister to prepare a "warm welcome" before he agrees to set a date, it has been claimed. 

The pair spoke on the phone to discuss the planned state visit, which has now been postponed until next year. 

Over 1.8 million people signed a petition to prevent Mr Trump from being honoured with a formal state visit. 

The petition reads: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.”

It comes just days after French President Emmanuel Macron wooed his American counterpart during an official state visit to France.  independent.co.uk