May 22, 2018

Trump to host Emmanuel Macron as his first US state visit in late April (Independent)

Trump to host Emmanuel Macron as his first US state visit in late April (Independent)

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have agreed a date for the French president’s state visit to the US, it has been announced.

Mr Macron is expected to visit Mr Trump in late April, according to Agence France-Presse – making him the first world leader to break ranks and visit Mr Trump in such an official manner since the US president’s inauguration over a year ago.

Theresa May invited Mr Trump to visit the UK in the hope of building close trade relations with the far-right president’s administration, but the trip has apparently been repeatedly delayed amid the threat of protests. Despite Ms May’s overtures to the US president, she was snubbed earlier this year when the White House announced that Mr Macron would be the first official visitor. Read more

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