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

London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit

London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit

US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for the start of a four-day visit, during which he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May as well as with Queen Elizabeth II during a weekend in Scotland. In London, protesters will float a 20-foot-long giant baby Trump blimp outside Parliament.

While the many thousands are expected to line the streets and protest against Trump, politicians have become involved too.

The Jameson in Hammersmith has rebranded itself The Trump Arms for the US President's visit.

Despite the welcome from May, many Britons are opposed to Trump's visit.

The Trump Baby balloon has already been given permission to fly over central London during the USA president's visit to the UK.

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"I'm excited to welcome the President of the United States", says Drew, who's 21.

Mr Mundell said he is looking forward to welcoming the president.

"I think they agree with me on immigration", he said, also reminding reporters that his mother was from Scotland, which he plans to visit after his official meetings in England.

Mr. Trump, however, suggested before leaving a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday to head for London, that Britons in general agree with his policies, in particular his tough stance on immigration.

Labour Party legislator Paul Flynn, who has criticized Mr. Trump in Parliament, says the US leader has outraged Britons - and people around the world - with his harsh treatment of immigrants.

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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 US departure from the United Nations' Human Rights Council; the USA president's praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Just before departing for Europe earlier this week, Trump ruffled feathers again by saying that the United Kingdom was in "turmoil", referring to the resignation of two prominent Cabinet ministers protesting Prime Minister May's Brexit policy. "Britain is going to have to look right around the world for allies with which to do trade deals".

Mr Trump will instead be ensconced at Windsor Castle, west of London on Friday when a blimp tethered next to the Houses of Parliament.

The couple will also attend a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire hosted by Mrs May on Thursday evening and stay overnight at Winfield House in Regent's Park, which is the US Ambassador's residence in London.

He is due to stay overnight at the ambassador's Winfield House residence in London's Regent's Park, where demonstrators plan to play recordings of migrant children held in U.S. detention centres.

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