The White House is pushing back at a report in the Guardian saying that President Donald Trump has cancelled a visit the the U.K. out of fears of massive protests, saying a trip is planned -- but refusing to confirm a date.
Sunday morning the Guardian reported that Trump fears "large scale protests" may disrupt his trip to meet with Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minster Theresa May -- providing May holds on to her post following this week's disastrous election that has imperiled her political future.
According to the report, Trump reportedly told May that he does not want to visit later this year unless he has the support of the British public.
Responding to the story that overwhelmed social media Sunday, Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson said White House spokesperson Raj Shah claimed, "the President has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May. That subject never came up on the call."
Johnson goes on to note that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer chimed in to call the Guardian report "false,"however neither spokesperson was willing to say when Trump would go.
Trump was expected to visit the U.K. in October and had expressed an interest in being allowed to arrive at Buckingham Palace in the queen's golden carriage.
You can see Johnson's tweets below:
White House spokesman Raj Shah: "The President has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May. That subject never ca… https://t.co/JJqlxEVFWc— Jenna Johnson (@Jenna Johnson) 1497192313.0
Press secretary Sean Spicer chimes in and tells me the Guardian report is "false." (White House won't say when Trum… https://t.co/DUfpqVKLbg— Jenna Johnson (@Jenna Johnson) 1497194603.0