Donald Trump's planned trip to Downing Street will go ahead
The new US president has come under fire for temporarily banning refugees to the USA from predominantly Muslim countries.
Protests have taken place across the world and a petition launched in the UK asked Mrs May to cancel Donald Trump's planned trip.
As well as this, a petition calling for Mrs May to cancel the visit has now been signed by more than 900,000 people.
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America is a huge important ally. We have to think long term
Downing Street spokesperson
A spokesman for Number 10 today confirmed the trip will go ahead.
They said: "America is a huge important ally. We have to think long term."
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They added cancelling the trip would be a "populist gesture" and would risk "undoing everything" achieved by Mrs May and Mr Trump during their US meeting last week.
Politicians including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dems leader Tim Farron had joined calls for Mr Trump's visit to be cancelled.
Huge protests have erupted across America in response to Donald Trump's refugee order
Mr Corby Tweeted yesterday: "Theresa May would be failing the British people if she does not postpone the state visit & condemn Trump's actions in the clearest terms."
"Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with shameful #MuslimBan & attacks on refugees & women."
Mr Farron said: "Any visit by President Trump to Britain should be on hold until his disgraceful ban comes to an end.
"Otherwise Theresa May would be placing the Queen in an impossible position of welcoming a man who is banning British citizens purely on grounds of their faith."
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