President Donald Trump's controversial visit to the United Kingdom could be moved from London to the Midlands in the midst of security concerns. Over two million people have signed an online petition in an attempt to prevent the President's visit going ahead while thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets.

An opportunity to address Brexit supporters

Moreover, the move from London to the Midlands would grant Trump the opportunity to address a mass audience and the chance to raise money for ex-soldiers. Ministers have been flip flopping on a potential date for Trump's visit, with some suggesting the July recess and some suggesting the September recess.

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For the first time, Trump's advisors discussed how to salvage Trump's visit to the United Kingdom. One White House spokesperson suggested Trump addressed a large rally in Birmingham. The rally would charge an entrance fee and the profits would be donated to the Royal British Legion. The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham is being discussed as a potential venue, with the logic being that people outside of the capital will be more receptive to #Donald Trump.

It is believed that a rally in the heartland of Brexit would provide Trump more sympathetic ears due to his ongoing support of Britain's departure from the European Union. One spokesperson said: 'We would hope to break his record for his largest attendance to a rally-currently that is 85,000 people. We wish to celebrate the United States and the United Kingdom's special relationship.

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If Trump is not allowed to speak in parliament, we will go to the people'.

'There will be protests regardless of location'

A coalition of twenty-eight groups is meeting with Jeremy Corbyn and senior members of the Labour party to discuss methods of protesting Trump's #state visit. Head of the Stand Up to Trump, Lindsey German, said: 'The protests will be the biggest since over 300,000 people demonstrated against George W Bush's visit in 2003. Regardless of the location that he visits, there will be a large number of people out to protest his visit to the United Kingdom'. #trump visit