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Trump to visit UK on 13 July, White House confirms

US President will visit the UK on 13 July, the White House has confirmed this afternoon.

An announcement had been expected later this evening, however press secretary Sarah Sanders broke the embargo by telling children kids on a 'take your daughters and sons to work day'.

It was later confirmed by the US ambassador Woody Johnson.

It's all systems go! President Trump is visiting the UK. pic.twitter.com/euSY9Ne3KK

— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) April 26, 2018

Theresa May's spokesman followed that, saying: “The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July. He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course.”

It had been expected that Trump, who this week hosted French President Emmanuel Macron, would open the US embassy in London in February, but he claimed to have cancelled the trip because of Nine Elms' "off location" and the poor property deal.

However, it is thought he was concerned about protests, which have already put off plans for a procession up the Mall and a state banquet.

The relationship between Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May started well but has suffered in recent months, after he was criticised for retweeting videos by far right group Britain First.

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