Britain’s Queen Elizabeth makes a speech as U.S. President Donald Trump listens at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, June 3, 2019 (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS).
Despite protests from the public and politicians, President Donald Trump became only the third US president to enjoy a state visit to the United Kingdom on June 3. A state visit is a special honor filled with pomp and ceremony on which the British have built their reputation and television exports. The invitation is extended by the Queen at the direction of the government and includes a state banquet at Buckingham Palace as well as a parade down the mall (which will not occur during Trump’s visit).
Almost 2 million people were so offended that Trump was offered a state visit that they signed a petition to prevent it, which was even debated in Parliament. The opposition to Trump’s…
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