Politics

White House says report about Trump wanting a golden carriage ride is ‘completely false’

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returned to Buckingham Palace by royal carriage in 2014.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returned to Buckingham Palace by royal carriage in 2014.

OK, so President Donald Trump probably won’t be taking the Tube during his upcoming visit to London, but he won’t be riding in a gold-plated carriage fit for royalty, either.

The White House has smacked down reports this weekend that POTUS expected to a turn on Queen Elizabeth II’s sweet ride during his October jaunt across the pond. The Times of London reported that the White House had made clear to their hosts that a carriage procession - a ritual that has been enjoyed by other world leaders, though not former President Barack Obama - was an ‘‘essential element of the itinerary’’ for the visit, prompting virtual eye-rolls on social media.

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‘‘Completely false,’’ a White House spokeswoman tells People magazine. ‘‘We have not even begun working on details for this trip.’’

So, how do you say ‘‘FAKE NEWS’’ with a British accent?

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