Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Sadiq Khan defends Trump baby blimp protest near…

Sadiq Khan defends Trump baby blimp protest near…

As Mr Trump enjoys a working lunch with Theresa May at her country residence Chequers, demonstrators have been encouraged to bring a "suitably pithy placard" to a child-friendly protest near the Buckinghamshire property.

Protesters who will fly a giant inflatable "Trump baby" near Parliament to coincide with the USA president's visit to the United Kingdom said the stunt has a serious message behind it.

While he is in England, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at her 16th century home, meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle as well as attend a black-tie dinner at the former home of Winston Churchill.

The 20ft high "Trump baby blimp" (above) will fly above Parliament Square on Friday, but it is believed Mr Trump's schedule will not take him close enough to Westminster to see it.

July 12: 2018: Trump is scheduled to arrive for a three-day visit to the London area and Scotland before flying to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Donald Trump likes to pose as an global tough guy, but it looks like he's too scared to face protesters in London".

Coincidentally, Trump has made a decision to stay in London for only one night over his four-day visit, primarily avoiding the vibrant city.

It has been dubbed Storm Trump and the country is braced for a United States presidential visit that has split opinion like never before.

"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said of Trump's policies. We greatly respect America as a generous place built up by immigrants over the years. "If the president wants to do something, we'll make it possible".

Mass protests in 2003 against the Iraq War saw an estimated record 750,000 to two million turn out in London.

Malin Baker Bogue, 28, who works in government relations and moved to Britain from the United States in 2015, said she was not a fan of Trump despite being a Republican but was still surprised by the anger he provoked. Both of those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders - and Trump unilaterally trashed them.

But while protests are planned to take place across London, Trump may still largely avoid them all.

A barrage of nationwide protests will greet US President Donald Trump's four-day trip to Britain from Thursday, with organisers hoping to stage one of the country's biggest demonstrations in decades following a series of diplomatic spats.

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