Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests


"I think it's fine".

Trump has done more damage to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in months than Russian Federation has in decades Trump takes credit for increased defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but says "it isn't almost enough" Trump questions how Russian Federation probe can "proceed" given Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's private comments MORE on Thursday downplayed expected protests during his visit to the United Kingdom, saying he believes its citizens "like me a lot".

Yet Trump's schedule will largely keep him out of central London. She's planning to attend anti-Trump protests.

"However, let's not throw Trump Baby out with the bathwater - he'd be a welcome sight at any of the many protests happening across Scotland over the course of the visit". His meeting with Theresa May will take place in her Chequers country residence on Friday, followed by tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

Last month, Labour member of Parliament Gavin Shuker ran down a list of objections to Trump: the separation of migrant families and detention of children; the USA departure from the United Nations' Human Rights Council; the US president's praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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The trip includes meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, who has described the United States as Britain's strongest ally, and is determined to secure a trade deal after the country acts on Brexit and leaves the European Union in March 2019. Many thousands of Britons are expected to protest against Mr Trump in London and other cities.

Downing Street has said that the dinner, at the birthplace and ancestral home of Britain's war-time prime minister Winston Churchill, is meant to "celebrate the strong business links between our two countries" at a time when the United Kingdom is hoping to strike a free trade deal with the USA following Brexit.

"I think it's amusing".

Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew into London's Stansted airport on Air Force One, before they travelled by helicopter to the US Ambassador's official residence in central London.

A number of protests have been planned for the president's stay in the country, with the largest march due to be held in London on Friday.

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A giant inflatable "Trump baby" will not be allowed to fly over the U.S. president's Turnberry golf course when he visits over the weekend, Police Scotland have said. I'm 54 years old, we lived through pretty good times. "It's really kind of irrelevant to what we're trying to do, and doesn't express the opinion of the British people that I've met", he told the BBC's Today programme.

The U.S. Embassy has even warned American citizens to keep a low profile during the visit because of the planned protests - the sort of warning usually issued in more volatile locations.

The US Ambassador to London, Woody Johnson, insisted last week that Trump's itinerary was not intentionally designed for him to avoid encountering throngs of protesters.

On Friday evening, Trump and the First Lady whisk up to Scotland for a weekend of golf and relaxation - and more protests outside his resort.

"Donald Trump could do perfectly fine doing rallies in the United States".

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