Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

Tonya Becker
July 13, 2018

Trump, who is now in the United Kingdom after attending the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels this week, also told The Sun that Khan's criticism of him has shown a lack of respect toward the U.S.

A 19-foot-tall orange balloon, shaped to look like a baby version of President Trump, will be flown in central London.

"Friday will witness one of the biggest and most vibrant demonstrations in recent British history", the organizers and lawmakers declared in an open letter Wednesday.

The four-day trip is expected to leave taxpayers with a police and security bill of up to £10million as crowds of protesters take to the streets.

"I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism".


"He is thanful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K".

"We are expecting hundreds of thousands of people in London wanting their voices heard because they reject the normalization of a Trump agenda-one that is based around hate and divisiveness", said the Stop Trump Coalition.

Trump attended a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace with May on Thursday evening, where the TV network ITV reports May planned to pitch the president on a free-trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the U.S. after Brexit.

"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the terrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in". He added, "I think he is a great representative for your country". I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. "I'm not sure that's what they voted for".

On Friday, as Melania Trump will accompany Philip May, UK PM Theresa May's husband, in visiting schoolchildren and veterans, Donald Trump will once again head outside the city to attend a military demonstration with his UK counterpart. (The only president she didn't meet was, Lyndon B. Johnson.) She has invited far fewer of them to Windsor Castle-just Ronald Reagan, whom she rode horses with in 1982; George W. Bush in 2008; and Barack Obama in 2016, as Vanity Fair notes.


Protesters were expected to rally during his visit. "They were frank, but there was no finger-pointing or lack of respect", the French president said. "Is it any wonder that forces struggle to fill their requirements?" the Guardian reported.

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.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for the blimp to fly over Westminster for two hours on Friday.

They will then meet the Queen for the first time, at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland where the USA president will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire. "We have been delighted to accept their invitation".

The confusion was further compounded by Trump's reported behavior in private meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, where he was characteristically combative and threatened to pull out of the alliance unless members met their 2 percent targets by January. The horrific scenes at the Mexican border are a repudiation of decent human values.


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