Trump visit: London on LOCKDOWN as trip to spark protests

Trump visit: London on LOCKDOWN as trip to spark protests

Trump arrived at the reception to much pomp and ceremony, with the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards playing in his honour.

"We'll see where it leads", Trump said.

"But instead the Tories are rewarding President Trump with a red carpet welcome". See PA story POLITICS Trump.

Just hours earlier at a lavish dinner to mark Trump's first visit to Britain as president, May made a direct pitch for a deal with Washington.

"But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Mr Trump, who will also spend time with the Queen during his two-day working visit, added: "I think they agree with me on immigration". Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said, "Most of us don't think he is particularly good judge on Brexit or anything else".

An inflatable, baby version of President Donald Trump could be appearing over his golf course in Scotland this weekend.

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

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.

"I would love to say that I think this is going to be a hugely successful visit but I think it's going to be very hard", he said at a pro-Trump gathering in parliament.

But some 77 per cent of Britons have an unfavourable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents. He slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan for mishandling the aftermath of the June terror attack in the British capital.

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.




In Scotland, almost 8,000 people had signed a petition to be allowed to fly the giant Trump baby ballon over the Turnberry course where the USA president is expected to play golf Saturday.

The trumps were at a black-tie dinner hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening.

May wants to impress Trump and use the visit to push for a trade deal with the USA after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year, in a process known as Brexit.

May's plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way".

His visit comes as the government publishes its plans for the UK's relations with the European Union after Brexit.

May weathered the resignations of her Brexit and foreign ministers earlier this week over the proposals.

The First Lady, who is on an official visit with husband Donald Trump, donned a glamorous yellow chiffon cape dress to attend a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace.

Trump's Brexit comments came on the same day May's government published long-awaited proposals for Britain's relations with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next year.

Trump and May are expected discuss Russian Federation ahead of the president's meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

The trip comes amid scheduled protests throughout central London where demonstrators plan to fly a huge balloon depicting Trump as a baby.

"The United States' commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains very strong", Trump told reporters at a surprise news conference following an emergency session of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members held to address his threats.

Trump recently commented to The Times that, "Any time The Queen was on television, an event, my mother would be watching".

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