Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Donald Trump visit: What the USA president has said about the UK

Donald Trump visit: What the USA president has said about the UK

Americans living in Britain have been warned to "keep a low profile" during Donald Trump's visit to avoid being caught up in "violent" protests.

Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for a giant inflatable figure depicting Mr Trump as a baby to fly over Westminster for two hours on the second day of the president's visit.

He also said he might speak to Boris Johnson, who quit as foreign secretary over May's plans for a business-friendly Brexit which was only agreed by her cabinet last Friday after two years of wrangling.

She said: "I think he means to put America first and I think he's been doing that and he's been very consistent with his campaign promises".

During a press conference before departing the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit for the U.K., Trump was asked how he feels about the planned protests.

The Republicans Overseas UK group expects up to 100 people to attend its event on Friday evening to show there are people who are happy about the trip, chairwoman Sarah Elliott said.

As anti-Trump activists demonstrate during the USA president's visit, supporters will gather in the British capital to welcome him to Britain.

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

A leaflet for a protest against Donald Trump is seen amongst Labour party flags at the Solidarity Tent at Labour Live, White Hart Lane, Tottenham on June 16, 2018 in London, England.


Trump is expected to arrive in London Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium.

On the NHS: Trump said it was "going broke and not working".

"I get along with her very well, I have very good relations".

"I think it's amusing".

A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the USA punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart.

President Trump lands in London on Thursday night for a dinner in his honour at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Nearly all of Trump's activities will be outside the city: He'll meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, not Buckingham Palace.

Just before departing for Europe earlier this week, Trump ruffled feathers again by saying that the United Kingdom was in "turmoil", referring to the resignation of two prominent Cabinet ministers protesting Prime Minister May's Brexit policy. When he leaves Britain on Sunday, after a trip to Scotland where he owns two golf courses, he heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss Russia, Brexit and Middle East.

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