Op-ed; Has there ever been a more divisive POTUS than Donald Trump?
Could be but social media is adding to negtaive news about Trump's presidency which is only three weeks in.
Desperate Theresa May was quick to visit Trump at the White House with some citing BRexit as the reason for her hasty visit and range of promises.
BRexit takes the rap for many things but if and when the UK leaves the European Union it will need trade deals and friendly relations with the USA more than ever.
Still did Theresa May have to commit to a costly UK state visit for Trump so soon into his presidency?
This week House of Commons Speaker John Bercow was in trouble with the Tory government for speaking out on Trump.
The Commons Speaker is supposed to be neutral but he chose to express his strong feelings about the visit in the respect that it would include Trump addressing both Houses of British Parliament.
Bercow is expected to sign off such events at Westminster and it is clear this time he will not play ball.
Timing is important in so many things and that includes this proposed state visit. Friday the Guardian reports;
The government has abandoned the idea of Donald Trump addressing the joint Houses of Parliament when he comes to Britain for a state visit later this year after objections by MPs led by the Commons Speaker John Bercow.
Pres. Trump could yet surprise us all and be a roaring political success but this woman is not holding her breath.
If unelected Prime Minister Theresa May had waited she may have been able to make an informed decision on a Trump UK visit.
Instead the UK now appears committed to welcoming the Trumps.
It will be a costly visit that is bound to include a great deal of security. But the President will bring his own mass of security and they are sure to be armed and dangerous. British gun laws will not be respected.
Trump not being welcomed into parliament is a good move but what about his state visit?
A petition with more than 1.8 million signatures asking the British government to "Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom" is due to be debated February 20 but it seems the outcome is already decided.
But at least it looks like he will be denied addressing Westminster.