President Donald Trump has reportedly canceled his “working visit” the UK next month, according to several British media accounts.
Trump had been set to attend the official opening of the new $1 billion U.S. Embassy in southwest London, and had told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he would visit 10 Downing Street at the end of February.
According to the Daily Mail, Trump was “unhappy about the arrangements and the scale of the visit” and both the Daily Mail and Sky News reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the Embassy opening in Trump’s stead.
Another source stated that because Trump was not slated to meet with the Queen on this visit, the lack of “bells and whistles” had dissuaded the president from making the trip, the Daily Mail reported.
No alternative dates have yet been made public, raising the concern that Trump is now snubbing the UK, the Mail noted.
The White House has not yet responded to requests for comment on the matter and Downing Street did not comment on the case to the Independent, but noted that the invitation was sent to Trump when he became president and was accepted.
According to The Guardian, there were also concerns about mass protests in the UK — especially in London — should Trump make his visit.
Trump has clashed with May and the British government already, especially after May criticized him for retweeting factually incorrect, Islamophobic videos from a far-right British political party activist. Trump tweeted that May should instead focus on “destructive” Islamic terrorism in the UK.
Trump had also been scheduled to visit the UK in December and January, but the visits were reportedly called off in the 48 hours following Trump’s retweeting of the extremist videos, the New York Daily News reported.