Trump cancels State visit to UK!

@garymarsh6 (12006)
United Kingdom
June 13, 2017 8:42am CST
Donald Trump has cancelled his proposed State visit to The United Kingdom because he feels it will be marred by protests. It seems he wants to wait until the British public like him more!!! I must admit when I heard that Theresa May had invited him to visit the London I almost cringed. There is much protocol and etiquette to follow when he visits London. Firstly he must only ever shake the Queens hand and it would be appreciated if he made a slight bow although as he is not a British citizen he would not be required to bow. He must only shake her hand lightly once she has put it out to him and must never touch her anywhere for example on her shoulder or give her a kiss on the cheeks. I doubt the Queen would appreciate a high five either. On first meeting the Queen he should address her as Your Majesty, thereafter she should be referred to as Ma'am and definitely not Liz or God forbid Lizzie. He should never turn his back on the Queen and certainly not push Prince Philip out of the way so that he can take pride of place for the official photo shoot as he did with the President of Montenegro recently. I think Prince Philip would tell him a thing or two in no uncertain terms. For the state banquet I would expect that he knows how to use multiple sets of cutlery and in which order they should be used. I can imagine he has eaten in many classy restaurants however dining with HM would be a completely different thing. It is so well organised and the Queen will inspect the dining table to make sure it is just so. She takes great pride in entertaining and being in charge and will inspect the table settings closely. He should use both knife and fork and not just use a fork to eat his meal. He should not sit until the Queen has indicated that it is ok to sit down. Hopefully he won't speak with his mouth full of food or make noises chewing. Liveried footmen will step forward to remove used plates. The Queen, after so many years of practice, will let someone know when they have overstepped the mark. She does not have to say anything but the look she would give will say it all. There would be no mistaking that someone has overstepped the mark. It is one thing to hold Theresa Mays hand but this will never happen with the Queen. I should imagine he will be briefed about what he can do and what he can't. I am sure the British Embassy can provide him with an etiquette lesson on his conduct. It has been reported that he is not too keen on meeting Prince Charles who is a great conservationist and probably quite upset that Mr Trump has withdrawn the USA from the Paris climate agreement. Here is the link from Youtube showing how Mr Trump shoved the Prime minister of Montenegro out of the way to get to the front of a photo shoot!
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@Asylum (46317)
• Manchester, England
13 Jun
If he is waiting until the British people like him then he is in for a long wait.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
This is exactly what I was thinking Barry. He can wait until the end of his days.
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@Asylum (46317)
• Manchester, England
13 Jun
@LadyDuck Yes, many may like him more posthumously.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
@Asylum I would surely would.
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@marlina (58325)
• Canada
13 Jun
I think that Trump has enough troubles as it is right now. Better for him to stay home.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
Probably for the best!
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@BelleStarr (30025)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jun
Perhaps he wants to wait until the government in England sorts itself out!! It was the prime minister by the way not the president who was gently moved out of his way. The prime minister seemed quite good humored about it.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
Haha see what happens when one talks about MR Trump. I don't know why I wrote president and should have typed Prime minister. I have corrected that. By the way you do know the meaning of the word Trump is over here??? It is a bottom burp!!!! There that is being very polite!
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@BelleStarr (30025)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 Jun
@garymarsh6 Well Mr Trump is actually our president and whether or not we like him personally is irrelevant and I do get a bit tired of him being treated so disrespectfully, I respect the office. He doesn't have political experience, that is obvious but it is also why he was elected.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun
@BelleStarr It seems that there is definitely some conspiracy to bring him down! I think the same is happening here too!
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
I am almost sorry he canceled. I would have had great pleasure in seeing Trump pushing Prince Philip and see the reaction, not to mention the nice words Prince Philips would have said in his hear. I have see the video, he really is a rough and rude "nouveau rich".
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
Sadly no class! You can not buy class Anna.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
13 Jun
@garymarsh6 You are right and he will never have class because he surely does not consider this important. I am sure that for this man only money talks.
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@ptrikha_2 (5510)
• India
15 Jun
@LadyDuck that would have been a great masala for the news media for almost a week. I read that leaders from some different countries did not had a nice time, especially with regards to protocol with him. And our PM is to meet him this month end probably.
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• United States
13 Jun
I was headed off to bed last night when I heard that he had decided to wait. I can't remember the wording that MSNBC gave but I laughed a bit. I don't think the British Public will be too keen to see him for quite some time. As for the proper use of cutlery? It is a bit tricky to get used to at first. I've never had to use particular cutlery, but I have had to place said cutlery in the right order when working as a banquet server. I do not think we should have gotten out of the Paris Agreement. I know Hawaii and I believe California has signed their own Paris Climate Agreement. I'm not sure if North Carolina is set to do the same, but I would certainly hope so.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
Good on those states. It is fairly straightforward work from the outside to the inside. Simples really but you would be surprised how many people do not know!
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• United States
14 Jun
@garymarsh6 I did not know, and admittedly mostly have forgotten. I only learned because of my stint as a banquet server for two chains of hotels here. There is also the napkin folding (as a banquet server) and the proper way to serve as well.
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@DianneN (54629)
• United States
14 Jun
I just want him to go away. Anywhere.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
We would hate to deprive you @DianneN it would be most unkind!
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@DianneN (54629)
• United States
18 Jun
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@anniepa (26451)
• United States
11 Sep
I wish we could send him to Mars and the only way he could eat would be if he grew potatoes using his own poop!
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@amadeo (43732)
• United States
13 Jun
yes,he should stay home and out of harem way.LOL
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
Out of whose Harem? I am guessing that was a slip of the finger Alfredo!
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@amadeo (43732)
• United States
13 Jun
@garymarsh6 I am sure you know what I mean.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
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@Freelanzer (6363)
• Canada
14 Jun
Well he should know how to bow or curtsy since he did that in his visit to Saudi Arabia. Of course the Queen is a woman so I doubt he will want to.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
A swift kick in the gonads would sort him out quickly!
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@MALUSE (30041)
• Denmark
13 Jun
If I remember correctly, Ronald Reagan put his foot in touching the Queen several times.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
He did but she quite liked him and Nancy. I think they were quite good friends.
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@bluesa (10614)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun
Oh my goodness, Gary, could you imagine the look the Queen could give him!? She would not need to say a word and he would know his place @garymarsh6 , that would be a very interesting moment!
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
Don't fret Catherine we have suggested he comes to Jo'burg!
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@bluesa (10614)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun
@garymarsh6 , oh lordy that's a scary thought, Gary! We don't have anyone to give him a good quelling look!
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
@bluesa I think Culling is the word you are looking for!
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@Corbin5 (73952)
• United States
13 Jun
There is no need for Trump to go to the UK. A waste of time.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
It is a traditional thing that the President of the United States will make a State visit to the UK. So far she has seen through 12 presidents of the USA and is in a good position to give some advice!
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@ptrikha_2 (5510)
• India
15 Jun
@garymarsh6 Yes traditionally, US and UK have been close allies since WWI, barring differences on a few issues. So Trump will visit sooner or later.
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@Corbin5 (73952)
• United States
17 Jun
@garymarsh6 I hope it will too, and May needs to stay where she is too. Too much to do both countries.
@mandala100 (24087)
• Hong Kong
14 Jun
It's good that he cancelled his State visit. That's for Mr. Trump's own good.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
Absolutely!
@mandala100 (24087)
• Hong Kong
18 Jun
@garymarsh6 That's right. See you later.
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• China
14 Jun
I am amazed that you have those etiquette and table manners at your fingertips.I have known what is on the link .He should have conducted himself correctly at the moment.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
He sure is smart NO !
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@Tampa_girl7 (20996)
• United States
15 Jun
It's probably best that it was cancelled. I wonder if it will ever be rescheduled ?
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
Well who knows it depends how big his head becomes eh!
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@TheHorse (50026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Sep
@garymarsh6 Has he been reading the poll numbers?
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep
@TheHorse There are always going to be idiots who want to protest!
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@TheHorse (50026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Sep
Do the have Jack in the Box restaurants in Great Britain? Perhaps Mr. Trump would feel more comfortable there.
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep
I have never heard of them but I am sure he would be at home in Mcdonalds, burger king and KFC. These are American chain restaurants that have come here.
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@TheHorse (50026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Sep
@garymarsh6 Jack in the Box is one tier down from those elite establishments.
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@anniepa (26451)
• United States
27 Jun
Something tells me Donny will have a long wait if he doesn't want to visit until he's popular in the UK! Heck, I wish he'd decide to leave America until he becomes more popular, which will be never...lol! He's so embarrassing to our country.
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@TheHorse (50026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Sep
I heard Kanye West is thinking of running for President.
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@anniepa (26451)
• United States
11 Sep
@TheHorse I can't stand him but if my only choices were him or Trump I guess you know who I'd pick.
@ptrikha_2 (5510)
• India
15 Jun
Oh a dinner with so many restrictions and protocols- That is amazing and surprising!
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@garymarsh6 (12006)
• United Kingdom
17 Jun
Oh yes protocol protocol protocol. There is plenty of that here!
@Gillygirl (15261)
• Sutton, England
29 Jun
Lol if Trump is waiting for support from the British public he'll wait forever. A very rude man!
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