By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Hamburg, Germany
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is indeed planning to make an official state visit to the United Kingdom.
British Prime Minister Theresa May met with U.S President Donald Trump during the G20 summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany
'I will be going to London, yes,' he vowed as he kicked off a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump didn't say when that visit would take place, but his pledge will put to rest any speculation that the White House might call off the trip in response to fears about mass protests in the British capital.
'We'll work that out,' he said when reporters asked him about a possible timetable, 'but we'll be going to London.'
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, shown during a service for the 12th anniversary of the 7/7 attack, said last month that Trump should stay away from his city
The G20 meeting in Hamburg, where Trump spoke briefly on Saturday, sparked protests on the streets as about 12,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists and other left-wing activists rioted and set fire to cars.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the White House last month to stay away from his city, following a pair of presidential tweets that blasted him for being soft on terrorism.
'I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,' Khan said.
Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major western European city, contended that Trump is an Islamophobe.
'There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong,' he said.