Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Donald Trump's bomb-proof £1.5 million 'Beast' limousine

Donald Trump's bomb-proof £1.5 million 'Beast' limousine

After London, he will travel to Scotland and then onto Helsinki to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Britons' dislike for Trump became most apparent during the 2016 presidential campaign, when Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

"There is definitely a sense that Britain needs America more because of Brexit", said Bronwen Maddox, head of the Institute for Government, a think tank.

Speaking at an impromptu press conference after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels Trump said the British people shared his concerns on immigration, claiming "that's why Brexit happened".

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U.S. ambassador Woody Johnson insisted the balloon was not a fair representation of British views.

In the busy south London neighborhood of Brixton, Victor Greetham, who runs a jazz bar, said he hasn't been to a demonstration since he protested against the Iraq War in 2003, but he planned to attend one of the protests against Trump's visit. It was London mayor Sadiq Khan who gave the go ahead for the orange balloon and he clashed on ITV's This Morning with host Piers Morgan. Protesters are also expected to show up at Chequers, the prime minister's country residence, and Windsor Castle. That prompted almost half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from the UK.

Mr Trump will touch down for his highly controversial four-day trip which has sparked protests and demonstrations in the capital leaving taxpayers footing a police and security bill of up to £10 million.

He said: 'They like me a lot in the UK.

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The president reinstalled a bust of Churchill in the Oval Office shortly after his inauguration and screened the 2017 film "Darkest Hour" at the White House last winter in a sign of his affinity for the British leader.

"I'm going to a pretty hot spot right now, right?"

A high metal fence has been erected around the U.S. ambassador's central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night.

Donald Trump has touched down in the United Kingdom, for his four-day trip which includes talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and a meeting with the Queen. "I believe that the people in the UK, Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over, I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration", he said.

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