Friday, 21 September, 2018

Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception

A screenshot taken from the parody video A screenshot taken from the parody video
Deanna Wagner | 12 July, 2018, 19:11

US President Donald Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for talks with the leader of the United States' closest ally in Europe.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend more than 100 protests being held across the country against the American President's visit over the weekend.

The trip includes meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, who has described the USA as Britain's strongest ally, and is determined to secure a trade deal after the country acts on Brexit and leaves the European Union in March 2019.

A giant six-metre-high blimp of Trump depicted as an orange baby in nappies is also expected to fly over the capital.

Donald Trump has raised doubts over the UK's handling of the Brexit negotiations suggesting the Prime Minister was not delivering what the people had voted for in the European Union referendum.

"I partially won an election because of immigration", he said, also pointing to Italy's recent vote, in which Giuseppe Conte took government after campaigning on a populist anti-immigration platform.

The US Embassy in London has issued a warning to Americans in Britain to keep a "low profile" during Donald Trump's visit.

"The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".

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Many people say he's putting the interests of the American people first, while others are angry at his policies and treatment of minority groups.

However, despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit.

The organizers claim that flying the balloon is their right "pursuant to the rights of Freedom of Assembly and of Association", as well as the right to protest peacefully.

May has had to defend Trump's visit in the face of fiery criticism from opposition lawmakers.

But Drew, an American student who lives here in the United Kingdom, won't be among the demonstrators.

Later in the day, Mr Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace, the 18th-century stately home where Britain's World War II leader Winston Churchill was born and spent most of his childhood.

The two leaders will hold talks the following day at Chequers, the 16th-century manor house which is the prime minister's official country residence which will focus on Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and Middle East.

The president was delayed for nearly an hour when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels he had been attending overran because he demanded member states increase their contributions faster than originally planned.