US Ambassador says, President Trump plans to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Nellie Chapman
June 23, 2018

The Prime Minister said that she "clearly and unequivocally" condemns the policy, which has seen thousands of children forcibly separated from their parents at the Mexican border.

'This is not the United Kingdom's approach.

Originally, Trump was invited for a full state visit but after an outcry, it was downgraded to a working visit.

Theresa May condemned Donald Trump's immigration policies that have led to children being separated from their parents and caged in detention centres branding them "deeply disturbing and wrong".

"Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she's the head of state, and from then on, it'll be what the President wants to do".

A date for Trump's trip, July 13, was finally fixed in April.

"It is right that we are able to sit down and discuss those with the President - a president of a country with which we will continue to have a long-standing special relationship".

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"On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing. this is wrong", she told MPs.

President Trump was originally scheduled to visit London in January for the opening of a new US embassy, but ditched the plan at the last minute because he was unhappy with the building's cost and location.

Trump is facing pressure from both sides of the political divide in Washington to end the "zero-tolerance" approach but he has repeatedly - and wrongly - blamed the opposition Democrats for creating the law.

Mrs May defended Mr Trump's forthcoming visit to the United Kingdom, saying that the Special Relationship means that the United Kingdom can make clear when it disagrees with U.S. policy.

PM May first invited the U.S. leader for a state visit following her trip to the White House in January 2017.

But just hours after she left the White House, Trump announced a widely criticized ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, and her invitation prompted angry protests from Britons. From Vladimir Putin to Robert Mugabe, the queen has hosted many foreign leaders over the years. More than 52,000 people confirmed on a Facebook event page that they will be marching on London's Trafalgar Square "as part of a carnival of resistance" to the planned visit.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

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