Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Donald Trump set for controversial United Kingdom visit

Donald Trump set for controversial United Kingdom visit

The couple took a 16-minute helicopter ride on Marine One to Winfield House, the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, central London. Any contravention, it warns, "could result in force being used against you, your arrest and/or prosecution".

Trump flies in after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and leaves Britain on Sunday for talks in Helsinki the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Yes, there might be protests", he said.

Responding to an earlier suggestion by President Trump that the British people were not getting the Brexit they voted for, Mrs May said: "We have come to an agreement on the proposal we are putting to the European Union which absolutely delivers on the Brexit we voted for".

But many disagree. On Thursday evening, protestors in in London had gathered in Regent's Park. "I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism".

"But having a special relationship means that we expect the highest standards from each other, and it also means speaking out when we think the values we hold dear are under threat", he said.

"The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do. I think he's got what it takes".

Lewis Nielson was handing out posters that read: "Stand up to racism" and "Dump Trump".

Donald Trump has arrived in the United Kingdom for a controversial visit that is being met by a wave of protests against his administration.

"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said of Trump's policies. "Welcoming Trump endorses what he represents", Nielson said.

U.S. president Donald Trump is set to touch down in Britain for a highly controversial visit after sparking a new firestorm on the worldwide stage.

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Matthew Taylor, 53, had travelled from the county of Kent outside London to soak up the pre-party atmosphere yesterday, donning a red Trump hat. "The President is merely trying to get as impactful a trip as he can get in a 24-hour period".

Some carried placards saying "Special Relationship?"

May reached out to him just days after Trump was inaugurated, extending the invitation for a coveted state visit that would be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, but that gesture has proved far more controversial than expected as Trump has shown little interest in maintaining "diplomacy as usual" with European allies.

Police estimated there were about 1,000 people demonstrating near the palace, the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Trump may not be able to ignore the presence of protesters entirely. "Be aware of your surroundings (and) exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent", it added.

Trump on Friday holds talks on foreign policy with May at Chequers, the prime minister's country home in Buckinghamshire - 47 miles outside London - before meeting the queen at Windsor Castle - 26 miles from the capital.

Trump had earlier shrugged off the organised demonstrations, which on Friday will include a giant baby-shaped balloon bearing Trump's features and have required police to be mobilised from across the country.

Trump acknowledged he didn't feel welcome in the city, and blamed that in part on Mayor Sadiq Khan, who gave protesters permission to fly the 20-foot-tall balloon depicting Trump as an angry baby.

"I ... partially won an election because of immigration", he said, also pointing to Italy's recent vote, in which Giuseppe Conte took leadership of the government after campaigning on a populist anti-immigration platform.

As he began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday, Trump, a major supporter of Brexit, told The Sun that he had advised May to go about leaving the European Union in a different way but was ignored.

"Mr President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that "to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy", May was to tell Trump at a black-tie dinner in his honour, attended by senior ministers and about 100 executives from firms including Blackstone group, Blackrock, Diageo and McLaren.

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