Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's PM Amid Protests

Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's PM Amid Protests

May hopes Trump, who landed at Stansted airport before flying by helicopter to the US ambassador's London residence, will help to accelerate a future free trade deal, though his public comments on Brexit cast a shadow over the visit.

They believe the publicly-owned facility should not be available to Trump, whose US Muslim travel ban has been heavily criticised around the world, but the Scottish Government said ministers do not intervene on how the airport is run. Many thousands of Britons are expected to protest against Mr Trump in London and other cities.

Gorgeous said that they have worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and other march organisers - along with the people behind London's planned LGBTQ+ Community Centre, which are providing stewards - to co-ordinate the day. You see what's going on throughout the world with immigration. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all, who would think? "I don't know [if] that is what they voted for", he added.

Earlier, Mr Trump told reporters: "I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom, I think they agree with me on immigration".

Opponents to the controversial United States leader have threatened mass protests but Mr Trump is expected to avoid areas such as central London where demonstrators are likely to gather.

Two senior cabinet ministers, including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, resigned this week over the plan, saying it keeps the country too aligned to the European Union and does not respect the wishes of the people who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.

US allies played down Trump's suggestion he was responsible for increased defense spending.

As US President Donald Trump landed in Britain on Thursday afternoon, protesters were in battle-preparation mode, with demonstrations planned for every stage of his visit.

President Donald Trump touched down in Britain on Thursday, where he will get the red carpet treatment on a brief visit: Military bands at a gala dinner, lunch with the prime minister at her country residence, then tea with the queen at Windsor Castle before flying off to one of his golf clubs in Scotland.

"I think it's fine", he said.

Trump also lambasted May's Brexit proposals and claimed she ignored his advice on negotiations.

Johnson added that the President "appreciates free speech" and that he was "very focused on the special relationship" between the USA and the UK.

Supporters of Donald Trump say a protest baby blimp set to fly over London is disrespectful to the President - but one thinks he will actually find it "funny".

Trump and May are expected discuss Russian Federation ahead of the president's meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. She said they will discuss security and defense, an aspect of the relationship that is causing anxiety for some British politicians.

Prime Minister May will host the reception, attended by a bevy of British business leaders from a range of sectors.

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