Global News

Donald Trump UK Visit: President Arrives As Protesters Prepare to March

Donald Trump UK Visit: President Arrives As Protesters Prepare to March

"It's also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies", said Daniel Jones, 26, who wore a red boiler suit and baseball cap emblazoned with "TRUMP BABYSITTER". And as the feelgood factor fades away, Trump's barbed words are likely to provide a focus for British anger toward their house guest.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have a complicated history with hand-to-hand contact, but after their most intimate hand grip to date on Tuesday, the couple has shared yet another surprising public display of affection.

Sarah Elliott, chairwoman of Republicans Overseas UK, told CNN she did not think Trump would be fazed by the stunt.

"I don't think it will kill the deal. I don't know if that is what they voted for".

Protests are expected against Trump, whose policies - including a travel ban on a number of predominantly Muslim countries, detention of child migrants on the US-Mexico border and imposition of tariffs on European Union steel and aluminium exports - have all been criticised by the UK.

At a welcoming garden party, the Beatles track "We can work it out" played in the background.

Mr Trump and his wife Melania flew from London by Marine One helicopter and swept into the palace courtyard in the armoured presidential limousine nicknamed The Beast.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London", he said.

A YouGov/ITV Tonight poll released on Thursday found there is "broad support" for Trump among Britons.

"He's fundamentally damaging the culture, the discourse, the rules, the laws", said Calah Singleton, a 28-year-old writer who turned out in London.

A large "Human Rights Nightmare" banner has been unfurled by Amnesty International activists across the river Thames on Vauxhall Bridge to protest against the visit.

"He might not like the current president, but I represent the United States".




He told The Sun Mrs May's plan would affect trade "unfortunately in a negative way".

Police estimated there were about 1,000 people demonstrating near the palace, the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Theresa May's White Paper was published on Thursday outlining Britain's plan for leaving the European Union.

"The Americans can't believe, quite frankly, what a mess we're making of Brexit", he told the BBC.

LONDON - Donald Trump has accused Theresa May of letting down Brexit voters by allowing the United Kingdom to get "partially involved back with the European Union".

Trump has since attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and plans to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16.

Trump will spend the weekend at the former, which he described as a "magical place", before heading to Helsinki, Finland, for a much-anticipated summit on July 16 with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Friday, Trump will bypass the mass protests in London as he heads to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst with May for a military display, before talks at her country residence, Chequers.

Protesters have been inflating a blimp made to look like a baby version of Trump, and are preparing to fly it over Parliament during his visit.

The Trumps will have left town the night before for Scotland, where the President owns two golf properties, Trump Turnberry and Trump Aberdeen.

Then, in a head-snapping pivot at the end, he declared the alliance a "fine-tuned machine" that had acceded to his demands to speed up increases in military spending to relieve pressure on the US budget.