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Trump flying visit to UK planned for February 2018: Report

Press Trust of India  |  London 

US President Donald Trump is set for a "flying visit" to the at the end of February to open the new in amid a war of words between the leaders of the two countries, a media report has quoted sources close to the planning as saying.

The visit, penciled in for February 26-27, has remained unchanged despite the recent diplomatic row over Trump's controversial re-tweets of anti-Muslim videos by a British far-right organisation.

The trip has been in the diary for at least 10 days, according to those familiar with the plans, 'The Sunday Times reports.

British Prime Minister had come under pressure from a cross-section of British MPs to rescind a proposed state visit invitation to the US President after he was seen to be endorsing Firsts divisive agenda.

attacked the US President as "wrong" for promoting a British far-right extremist organisation to his 44 million followers.

Trump escalated the Twitter row even further with a follow up tweet addressed directly to May asking her to focus on Islamist terrorism instead of him.

But, according to the newspaper, a previously reported working visit in the New Year has remained unaffected by the Twitter row.

The trip is expected to be scaled down, with no meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, to enable Trump to avoid the mass protests a full state visit would be likely to trigger.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 17:35 IST