Trump's first visit to UK to be treated as a "trial run" for a state visit

He has been invited to come for brief talks with Theresa May – but with none of the Royal pomp and circumstance he wanted.
The decision will be hailed as a victory by nearly two million people who signed a petition calling for the trip to be downgraded to spare the Queen’s blushes because of Trump’s ‘misogyny and vulgarity’.

As a face-saving measure, the US President will be offered a State visit next year – but it won’t take place unless the low-profile trip is a success.

The ‘trial’ visit is bound to lead to comparisons with Trump’s starring role in The Apprentice US reality TV show.