Monday, 23 July, 2018

Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

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Ellis Copeland | 12 July, 2018, 19:11

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given permission for a giant inflatable baby blimp that looks like Trump to fly over the Houses of Parliament during the president's visit. In London, we speak with Sheila Menon, social justice activist and one of the organizers behind the Trump baby blimp.

And with a giant "Trump Baby" balloon set to fly in the air over multiple demonstrations, US officials urged Americans to "keep a low profile" in the English capital.

Trump pictured setting off to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Europe from Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Tuesday.

On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather near Chequers, the Prime Minister " s country residence, where Prime Minister May and President Trump will hold a working lunch.

Earlier this week, Trump said it was "up to the people" whether the prime minister stayed on after two senior Cabinet ministers resigned within hours over her Brexit policy.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the author of "Trump's America", said parallels can be drawn between Churchill's years in the wilderness during the 1930s and Trump's emergence in Republican politics from outside the establishment.

He added: 'I think that's why Brexit happened'. Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said, "Most of us don't think he is particularly good judge on Brexit or anything else".

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Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported Trump as saying "I'll do my own thing" if spending is not immediately increased. We are good partners, and we wish to continue to cooperate in the future.


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"From the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he told lawmakers on Wednesday, noting there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".

They will attend a black-tie dinner with Theresa May, before meeting the Queen in Windsor on Friday.

He is also expected to visit Scotland - where he owns two golf courses - before heading back to the US.

Despite the welcome from May, many Britons are opposed to Trump's visit.

They each have 4,000 square feet of floor space, including a Presidential suite with a large office and conference room, a medical suite that can be used as an operating room and two kitchen areas that can feed 100 people at a time.

Unlike visits from previous presidents, he won't be spending much time in London after his arrival.

After London, he will travel to Scotland and then onto Helsinki to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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