This video from Britain says about itself:
By Jon Sharman in Britain today:
Downgrade comes after threats of mass protests by opponents
Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK has been downgraded to a “working visit”, likely forming part of a multi-country tour, it has been reported.
It means the billionaire will not be a guest of the Queen, as was previously envisaged.
Theresa May‘s offer of a state visit to the first-term President was greeted with the threat of mass protests by opponents.
A state visit was also opposed by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who said he was “not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet” for Mr Trump.
Hundreds of thousands of people had signed a petition against the plan.
The President’s spokesman said: “The subject never came up.”
On Wednesday, Theresa May‘s office declined to comment on the claim of a downgrade, and said its position on the state visit had not changed. The offer had been extended, accepted by Mr Trump, and no dates had been arranged.
The Prime Minister extended her invitation in January, shortly after Mr Trump’s inauguration. She was the first world leader to visit the new president in Washington.
‘Working visit’ or no ‘working visit’, queen or no queen, there should be big demonstrations against Trump’s policies when he arrives in Britain.
From the Stand Up to Trump coalition in Britain:
We believe our government should not be seen to be endorsing the sorts of ideas and policies he is putting forward, and we want to build the broadest possible alliance against him.