DONALD Trump has been making headlines across the world as he quickly works to make progress on his promise to “Make America Great Again”.

But what exactly is the definition of “great”?

If it’s a wall separating Mexico and the USA, removing all mention of climate change from the White House website, and a travel ban from seven Muslim countries – then Trump, you’re on to a winner.

Several million other people, along with nearly half of the American voting population, don’t share the new Ppresident’s definition.

Protests and marches have been taking place across the country, to end the travel ban and to stop plans to build the wall, among other things he has done since taking office just under two weeks ago.

In the UK, people have been preparing donning their banners and picking up their placards, including just up the M5 in Bristol, in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer of a state visit to Britain, made on her recent visit to the USA,. mMillions More than 1.7million of people have signed a petition calling for his visit to be downgradedin a bid to stop him coming to Britain.

Theresa May has said she “does not agree” with President Trump’s travel ban, which affects seven Muslim countries, including such as Syria and Iran.

The ban was announced just hours after her PM May’s visit to the White House.

Amid a backdrop of Brexit and an economic need to boost global trade links, Mrs May was keen to cement a new “special relationship” with the US and used her trip to extend to Mr Trump an invitation from the Queen for a state visit to the UK this year.

Trump’s invitation has come remarkably quickly prematurely compared to Ppresidents of the past, with the likes of Obama not receiving an invitation until 758 days into his presidency, and G W Bush receiving his state visit after 978 days.

By late morning Wednesday, with the counter still constantly rising, some 1,787,000 people had signed a petition that was launched on the UK government’s petition page on Sunday morning by Leeds solicitor Graham Guest, asking that President Trump not be accorded barred from making an official state visit “because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen”.

It has been confirmed that a Parliamentary debate will take place to discuss the subject on February 20 at Westminster Hall, as will a rival petition that has received 100,000 signatures in favour of the Ppresident making the visit.

The petition breaks down the UK in a map of parliamentary constituencies, to showing the spread of where the most anti-Trump feelingresidents are signing.

Across Somerset, thousands of people have signed the ‘no’ petition.

In Taunton Deane, at the time of going to press, 2,979 people from the Taunton Deane area had signed the petition, alongside; 2,153 from Bridgwater and West Somerset; 1,626 from South Somerset; 2,340 from the Wells constituency; 2,733 from Somerton and Frome; 2,533 from North Somerset; 2,135 from North East Somerset, and; 1,853 from Weston-super-Mare.

Now, MPs from Somerset have said the country should work with President Trump.

Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane, said: “President Trump’s views do not in any way reflect my views or that of the British Ggovernment.

“This government would never consider measures of this kind.

“His policy is a controversial policy and I fully understand the general unease it has sparked.

“I am pleased that our government has received assurances from the US Embassy that British passport holders, irrespective of their country or whether they hold another passport, will not be adversely affected.

“While I do not hold the same views as Mr Trump, it must be remembered he was elected by a vast number of American people and his views were widely publicised during his campaign.

“While making clear that there is no appetite here for his policies, I believe it is still important to work alongside him where mutual interests are concerned, which includes inviting him to make a state visit to the UK.

“Thankfully we have a Pprime Mminister that who understands how to foster international relationships and how to encourage shared values.

“Shutting the door on every nation whose beliefs do not fully align with all of our own would make us a poor nation indeed.”

In Bridgwater and West Somerset, 2,153 people have signed the petition.

Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, said although he felt the British Ggovernment shouldn’t meddle in American policies, he said we should communicate with President Trump in the future.

He said: “We have to remember that Donald Trump has been legally elected by the American people so it is really a matter for them whether his policies are the right ones.

“And, we should not forget that we also refuse some people entry to our country if we feel there are justifiable grounds.

“But I also believe the best way to get people to change their ways is by talking to them and I know that if he does come here, the Pprime Mminister will be making the entry ban a priority topic for talks.

“It will do no harm for Mr Trump to see the anger his policies are causing among the British people, either.

“And if we simply isolate him without offering him the chance to see how his policies are being greeted in other countries, there is always a chance that he will continue on in his own sweet way and introduce even more extreme measures.”

Tim Farron Fallon, leader of the Liberal Democrats, slated the Pprime Mminister for offering , saying she will give President Trump the “red carpet treatment”.

Gideon Amos, the Lib Dems’ Pprospective Pparliamentary Ccandidate for Taunton Deane, also slammed the American president, and said he believed the state visit should be suspended until such time as he rethinks his policies.

Mr Amos said: “America and the UK are and should remain the firmest of friends, but that should never mean encouraging a Ppresident who is turning his back on people from the world’s hardest-hit countries.

“Being a true friend to America would mean holding it to its finest values.

“A state visit for Trump at this time would send the opposite signals, would be hasty in the extreme, would encourage the new Ppresident’s most dangerous policies and will put our Queen in an unenviable position.

“Together, Britain and America will move forward by believing in the open, tolerant and united values that made our countries the great and proud nations they have become.

“Until Donald Trump demonstrates these values, British state celebrations should be indefinitely put on hold.”