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Britain denies reported hold on Trump state visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office on Sunday denied a report in The Guardian that President Trump's planned state visit to the U.K. has been put on hold to avoid embarrassment.

Trump in a private call with May said "he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming" and "he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time," The Guardian reported, citing an unnamed "Downing Street adviser who was in the room."

"We aren't going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations," May's representative retorted. "The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the U.K. and there is no change to those plans."

Update 12:54 p.m.: The White House also denied the Guardian report.