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Trump Won't Address Parliament During UK Visit

Trump Won't Address Parliament During UK Visit

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By    |   Friday, 10 February 2017 04:23 PM EST

President Donald Trump will not address the British Parliament when he visits England later this year.

According to The Guardian, officials are eyeing late summer or early fall as the time frame for Trump's visit, which is expected to be a Thursday-Sunday stay. In the aftermath of Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, a petition with more than 1 million signatures forced the Parliament to debate whether it wants to host Trump when he visits.

Officials organizing the trip, according to The Guardian, want to time the visit so that Trump is not in London while the Parliament is in session. That would avoid a formal snub by the legislative body.

The newspaper cites sources at Westminster Abbey that say Trump could visit England at the end of August or the first part of September. The Parliament's summer recess goes through Sept. 5. It will go into another recess for about a month starting Sept. 15.

What role Queen Elizabeth II plays in Trump's visit to one of America's greatest allies is also being discussed. The Guardian notes that officials are worried about security stemming from expected protests.

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