President Trump state visit

This week the President of the United States, Donald Trump has been in the UK for a state visit.

During his visit he met with Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales as well as other royals, business leaders and politicians.

Shortly after his arrival, he and his wife and other members of his family visited Buckingham Palace, where they enjoyed a lunch and a tour of the Royal Collection, where the Queen showed them a number of American artefacts.

This was followed by a visit to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown warrior before joining Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for afternoon tea at Clarence House.

The next day, Mr Trump met with politicians and the Prime Minister before travelling to Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

During his visit, protestors gathered and the Baby Donald Trump Blimp was flown in Parliament Square.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has boycotted the State Banquet and joined people protesting against the visit.

Whilst I am no fan of President Trump, I do feel we should respect the position he holds and therefore it is right this state visit is taking place.

I find it ironic that some of those people who object to this visit didn’t object when President Xi of China came to the UK for similar visit or when Putin was given a state visit.

It is important we maintain a strong relationship with America. It is in the interest of both of our countries for the ‘special’ relationship to endure. Whatever we feel about the about the current president, we should show respect.

As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings this week, we must always remember that America played a crucial role in that event and many British and American servicemen were killed. We owe them a huge debt for the freedoms we enjoy today and it is only right we show friendship to our key ally.