Trump's United Kingdom visit and protests

Trump's United Kingdom visit and protests

He played down his criticisms Friday, saying that with regard to May's Brexit approach: "Whatever you do is okay with us." .

"I used to love London as a city", Trump added.

Mr Trump will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen before heading to Scotland for the private part of his four-day visit.

Trump accused May of ruining what her country stands to gain from the Brexit vote to leave the European Union and said her "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the EU would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States.

Prime Minister May office said that she expected Donald Trump to discuss with President Putin issues like the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Activist Leo Murray told the Associated Press that city officials "originally told us that they didn't recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest".

Fresh from a contentious meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels in which he demanded member nations contribute more for their collective defense, Trump made a number of incendiary remarks to the British tabloid that are sure to provide fodder for his critics in the United Kingdom and Europe.

In a commentary for the Breitbart website, British writer James Delingpole said Mr Trump had "dropped the mother of all Brexit bombs" on Mrs May. "US deal is off!" the Sun's front page screamed in capital letters.

For those of you fortunate enough to have missed it, it behooves us to inform you that Donald Trump is in town.

Asked about Trump's comments, May said: "We're delivering on the vote of the British people to take back control of our money, our laws and our borders".

The protests didn't stop the dinner from going ahead, however, and May treated Trump to a taste of British tradition.


The pound has fallen more than 0.5% against the dollar on Friday morning. "As he said in his interview with The Sun she "is a very good person" and he "never said anything bad about her".

Trump, who has linked his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a slim majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union, complained, "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on". I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

In the interview, Trump chastised another nemesis - London Mayor Sadiq Khan - accusing him of having done a "very bad job on terrorism". Since Trump's election the men have been particularly close, speaking weekly, or even daily about policy and business. He accused Germany, a frequent target of his ire, of being "totally controlled" by Russian Federation and prompted an emergency session of the alliance with his demands for increased defense spending. There were reports earlier this year that diplomats had been tasked with finding a famous golfing partner for Mr Trump for a round at Turnberry, but no names have been confirmed.

Several members of May's Conservative Party castigated the president for what they called his rudeness.

"Where are your manners, Mr President?" tweeted Universities Minister Sam Gyimah. "He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K".

The interview was secured with the support of Murdoch; the pair have known each since the 1970s, with Murdoch's New York Post cheerfully covering Trump's sex life at the time of his divorce from Ivana Trump.

Reaction from May's government was circumspect - and remained hopeful.

He told The Sun that he is not nervous about their meeting and is looking forward to it.

Donald Trump, Melania Trump and and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (L) walk prior to attend a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark Park in Brussels on July 11, 2018, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Details from Trump's interview with the paper became public as Trump was attending a black-tie dinner with May to welcome him to Britain with pomp and pageantry. So naturally, they have insisted we bring Trump Baby up from London to fly over his golf course, in solidarity with their struggle against Trump's hateful politics.

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