US President to meet Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties

US President to meet Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties

The largest demonstration is expected in central London on Friday where a giant "Trump baby" balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Some British citizens are even more distressed about Trump than they are about the U.K.'s own feverish political turmoil.

They added: "Rather than an attack on one minority, Trump is an attack on the idea of diversity, and the ability for people to live their lives in a way that doesn't affect anyone else...this is about standing in solidarity with this is about protecting our right to be different from one another and to get along".

LONDONPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump touch down in London on Thursday for a working visit, and while his meeting schedule will keep him nearly exclusively outside of the capital, she will be spending some time in town.

Despite the demonstrations, Mr Smyth said there would be plenty of food, music and fun at the Trump Arms during the President's United Kingdom visit, "and hopefully no grief".

"It's a disastrous and divisive time, and Trump is very much part of that", he said.

President Trump will arrive at a London airport on one of his two specially modified Boeing 747-200s. "I think they agree with me on immigration", Trump said.

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

Speaking to journalists today after playing golf at the Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Mr Trump Jnr said the "foolish proposal was now irrelevant".


"But from the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he added saying there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport, Britain, July 12 2018.

"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said mockingly of Mr. Trump's policies.

Tall metal mesh barricades and concrete blocks have been erected around the perimeter of the US Ambassador's swanky central London residence, Winfield House, where Trump will spend Thursday night.

Trump's wife is also concerned about how the British people will be viewing her and her husband during the trip.

'I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly, ' he said.

On Friday, Trump will meet May and her newly appointed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the prime minister's countryside retreat, Chequers.

Top it off with the introduction of trade policies that have targeted some European industries - even though European nations are longtime friends accustomed to easy trade with the US - and it is not surprising that Trump's itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.

The Together Against Trump procession will be joined by a splinter protest called Trumpets Against Trump, which aims to "provide a wake-up call against the normalisation of fascism".

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