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President Trump's State Visit to the U.K.
Jun 5, 2019 at 07:09 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • This week, President Trump has been in the U.K. on an official state visit. He spent the first two days in England before making his first presidential visit to Ireland yesterday.
  • Next, the president will spend two days in Portsmouth, England, and across the Channel in France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
  • In England, Trump attended a variety of ceremonial events such as lunch with the Queen, a tour of Westminster Abbey with a moment of silence at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and a state dinner at Buckingham Palace.
  • Some of Trump’s actions while in England have generated some controversy. He directed an insulting tweet at London’s Mayor Khan, endorsed Boris Johnson for prime minister, and weighed in on Brexit, saying the U.K. should walk away from Brexit talks until they get better terms from the E.U.
  • While Trump was in London, upwards of 75,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest the president’s visit.

Food For Thought

Has Trump’s state visit to the U.K. improved or damaged the special relationship between the two nations? Has the media coverage of his visit been fair?

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