Trump bans Brits from the White House

White house south lawn
Not all will be able to tour the White House (Getty)

Donald Trump and his First Lady Melania have recently announced the renewal of public tours of the White House  but a large sector of people seems to be exempt from the privilege. 

After an intense security screening process, those wanting to see inside the Presidential complex can take a 45-minute self-guided tour.

But the British Embassy in the US capital said that they have been advised that any foreign nationals interested in touring the White House are currently unable to apply. 

"The White House website states that foreign nationals interested in touring the White House should contact their embassy to arrange a tour," they said in a statement. 

"However, the embassy has been advised by the US Department of State that this is on hold. 

"We are therefore unable to process any applications at this time."

An official statement from the White House makes no mention of the ban, stating: "If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request."

A father from west London, Julian Eccles, visited the White House during the Obama administration with his elder son in 2009, and expressed disappointment not to be able to repeat the experience with his younger son on a similar trip this year.

"There seems to be a rupture in White House-State Department relations here," he told British newspaper The Independent .

"Perhaps I should call Nigel Farage."