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Despite Trump backlash, May says ‘very happy’ to invite him

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May was "very happy" to invite U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit to Britain, her Downing Street office said on Monday as May faced a popular backlash at home over the planned visit. Numerous politicians, including some in her own party ranks, have said a full state visit involving lavish royal pageantry would be inappropriate following Trump's controversial executive order on immigration restrictions, and a petition against the visit had gathered 1.3 million signatures by…