Trump’s State Visit to U.K. Will Cost ‘Quite a Bit of Money’By
London police says visit is ‘around June,’ warns of protests
May’s office says no date has been agreed for the trip
Donald Trump will come to the U.K. “around June,” London’s police chief said, warning that dealing with protests would make it an expensive visit.
“I think President Trump is coming around June, that’s the plan,” Bernard Hogan-Howe told LBC Radio on Thursday. “No doubt we’ll put a lot of officers out there and keep them safe and make sure everything goes well. If there is a few thousand officers, it’s likely to be quite a bit of money.”
Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to invite the president to make a state visit has sparked controversy in the U.K. There have already been two sets of anti-Trump demonstrations and a petition against him coming has been signed by 1.9 million people.
May’s office said on Thursday that no date had been set for the visit.