Trump Calls Westminster Abbey a 'Special Place' as He Leaves a Handwritten Message in the Guestbook
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were accompanied by Dean of Westminster as they toured Westminster Abbey amid a tight schedule after arriving at the United Kingdom on Monday. The President left a brief but heartfelt message in the guestbook after the visit.
Trump showed gratitude for being honored with the opportunity to visit Westminster Abbey in the succinct guest book note. “Thank you so much. This has been a great honor. Special place,” he wrote.
Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath at the abbey’s grave of the Unknown Warrior during the visit. With his eyes closed, the President stood between the dean and wife Melania as the prayer was delivered.
Their visit to Westminster was followed by a tea session at Clarence House with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The couple will head to France on Wednesday after their visit to Ireland.
While the trip reaffirms the close alliance between the US and the UK, it’s official purpose is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
NOT EVERYONE WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT
While the Presidential state visit was a highly anticipated event, not everybody was excited about it. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London opined that London should not “roll out the red carpet” for President Trump.
.@SadiqKhan tells Sky News on #Ridge that the UK shouldn't "roll out the red carpet" and give @realDonaldTrump a state visit.— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 2, 2019
Head here for the London mayor's full interview: https://t.co/DORWSTEsgq pic.twitter.com/Y3T2ySkfZR
As expected, Trump could not help but reply to the Mayor’s comments regarding his state visit. Naturally, the President took to Twitter to express his disdain on the matter.
A spokesman for Sadiq said that Presdient should refrain from making such childish insults.
"Sadiq is representing the progressive values of London and our country, warning that Donald Trump is the most egregious example of a growing far-right threat around the globe," the spokesman said.