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British government says Trump invitation accepted but no date set

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Staff Writer | January 12, 2018
Theresa May
Relations   "The invitation has been extended"

An invitation for U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Britain still stands despite his cancellation of a planned visit next month, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said.

"The invitation has been extended and accepted," a Downing Street spokesman said, adding that no date had been set.

"The US is one of our oldest and most valued allies and our strong and deep partnership will endure," the spokesman said.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blamed London mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the cancellation.

"The US is the biggest single investor in the UK, yet Khan and Corbyn seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk," Johnson wrote on Twitter.

"We will not allow U.S.-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed up, pompous popinjay in City Hall," Johnson said, aiming his insult at Khan.

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