Trump to visit Britain

US President Donald Trump will begin a three-day visit to Britain which is facing a political crisis.

The US president will meet with his wife Melania on Monday in Britain, Queen Elizabeth II will welcome Trump and his wife Melania to Buckingham Palace, where they will be treated to a guard of honor, a private lunch and later, a glittering state banquet.

The much vaunted UK-US "special relationship" was already under strain over different approaches to Iran, China and the Paris climate change accord according to AFP.

In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, he emphasized that there was "tremendous potential" for Britain to trade with his country after Brexit.

Trump's first official visit to Britain last year was overshadowed by criticism of May's approach to Brexit, as well as large demonstrations.

Washington has also been putting pressure on Britain to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network over security concerns, suggesting it might harm intelligence sharing.


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