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London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests

13 July 2018

US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for the start of a four-day visit, during which he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May as well as with Queen Elizabeth II during a weekend in Scotland.

Hailing a future trade deal once Britain is free of the European Union, she said that Brexit is "an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. I think that's why Brexit happened".

The US President described Britain as a "pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and suggested his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday could be easier.

The state visit has never been scheduled - there is fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning, among other things, that Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the US ambassador's handsome residence near Regents Park rather than in Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle as a guest of the queen.

"Brexit is Brexit, the people voted to break it up so I would imagine that is what they'll do, but they might take a different route, I'm not sure that's what people voted for", Trump said, adding: "They're great people - I just want them to be happy. I don't know [if] that is what they voted for", he added.

Asked in Brussels about the massive demonstrations expected at the next stop of his European trip, Mr. Trump said it was "fine" that there were protests planned.

Some 77 percent of Britons have an unfavourable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents.

Campaigners behind the blimp, which was given permission to fly over London during the US President's visit to the United Kingdom, had hoped to bring it to Scotland and anchor it near Turnberry.

She listed Mr Trump's immigration policies, bans on some people entering the United States, his foreign policies, and lack of support for taking action on climate change as having affects across the globe.

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During his news conference on Thursday, the U.S. president also appeared to refer to Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he believes London citizens "like me a lot", despite reports of multiple planned protests against him, including a protest involving a 20-foot-tall inflatable baby bearing his face that was scheduled to be flown during his visit.

But Brexit champion Nigel Farage predicted there would be a "real clash" on Brexit.

Russian Federation has strongly denied the charge.

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

Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to contribute enough to defence spending, British Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping his trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal.

Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

They will then meet the Queen for the first time, at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland where the United States president will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire.

London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests