Plans for Donald Trump to visit the UK as early as January have been shelved as tensions between the US President and Theresa May ramped up.
Trump had been down for a 'working visit' next month – a significantly scaled down version of a state visit with no meeting with the Queen – to open a new US embassy. But the trip has been postponed indefinitely, according to The Daily Telegraph.
'The idea of a visit has obviously been floated, but not December and not January. I would not expect a Trump visit in January,' a senior US diplomat told the paper.
The snub comes amid a spat between May and Trump after the president retweeted videos by the far-right group Britain First.
The Prime Minister, speaking from the Middle East, said it was 'wrong' for Trump to have shared the videos and denounced Britain First as a 'hateful organisation' that 'seeks to spread mistrust and division within our communities'.
But Trump doubled down, tweeting: '@Theresa_May, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!'
The Prime Minister made what was seen as a successful visit to the US soon after Trump's inauguration. However, the Twitter incident puts a question mark over the so-called 'special relationship' between the two countries.