Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Protests gear up to greet Trump on United Kingdom state visit

Protests gear up to greet Trump on United Kingdom state visit

Britain regards its close ties with the United States, which it calls the special relationship, as a keystone of foreign policy and Prime Minister Theresa May has courted Trump ahead of a projected departure from the European Union.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker, reporting from London, said Trump is seen as a "divisive figure" by the protesters.

"We're going to discuss the real opportunity we've got on a trade deal coming, and, of course, we'll discuss the defense relationship", May said.

"The US were not treated fairly, but now we are".

"The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

Some lawmakers in her deeply divided Conservative Party have cast May's "business-friendly" Brexit plan as a betrayal that would leave Britain too close to the European Union and warned that she might face a leadership challenge.

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In an interview with the newspaper The Sun, published late Thursday, he undercut Prime Minister Theresa May on several fronts.

Despite a series of diplomatic spats between Britain and Trump, the British government is hoping for a quick trade deal with the USA after it leaves the European Union.

"I would have done it much differently". "I think they agree with me on immigration.

As he said in his interview with the Sun she "is a very good person" and he "never said anything bad about her", she said. She's just an incredible woman. "It is good that all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members realise the importance of the rise in defence spending, which they have repeatedly and voluntarily pledged to do", Landovsky said.

But after talks with Mrs May he claimed "tremendous things" he said about her had been left out of the Sun story.

May, likewise, glossed over the comments in the Sun, saying her deal provided a platform for an ambitious free trade deal.

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It appears the president pulled no punches in the interview, which ranges in topics from British Prime Minister Theresa May's "Brexit" plan to the giant "Trump Baby" balloon that's set to fly in London's sky during his visit.

Donald Trump and and his wife Melania walk on the tarmac (left) at Stansted Airport, north of London, on Thursday, as Trump begins his first visit to the United Kingdom as U.S. president.

"The sense of betrayal in this country will be huge, and I very much hope that she's out of office before too long", Farage said.

TRUMP: "One of the states we won, Wisconsin _ I didn't even realize this until fairly recently - that was the one state that Ronald Reagan didn't win when he ran the board his second time".

Trump has also frequently angered British politicians and has been involved in social media spats with London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan who he said had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

May also wants Trump to pressure Russia's Vladimir Putin, whom he will meet in Finland immediately after leaving Britain, about the Novichok poisonings on English soil in which intelligence agencies believe the Kremlin had a hand.

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Mr. Trump landed in London on Thursday afternoon for a four-day visit that includes tea with the Queen at Windsor Palace, a black-tie dinner at Winston Churchill's birthplace and a few rounds of golf in Scotland.

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