Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

Trump is set to join May later on Friday at a display of joint US-UK military might at an undisclosed location before both leaders head to Chequers, the British prime minister's country retreat in Buckinghamshire, for in-depth bilateral discussions.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire for his approval of a blimp featuring US President Donald Trump dressed as a baby. I never said anything bad about her", Trump told The Sun, sticking to his usual critique of the newspaper: "That is fake news. She also said that it's an opportunity to strengthen cooperation on security.

'I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me. "I think they like me in the UK".

In an interview published Thursday night by The Sun, a British tabloid, President Trump, in his bombastic manner, trashed his British hosts for the next few days while he visits the United Kingdom. "The fact that something so blatantly mocking and disrespectful to the most powerful man in the world would be permitted to fly in the air whilst he is visiting a foreign country speaks legions to her about how her husband's presidency is viewed internationally".

Trump is due to meet Putin, who has rejected the nerve agent claims, at a summit when he finishes his four-day visit to Britain.

The president suggested that his dispute with Khan might be partly personal, with the mayor having shown disrespect to him by allowing a 20-foot "Trump Baby" balloon - an orange likeness of Trump wearing a diaper - to fly over London protests during the president's visit.

"I'm sure there will be a very positive discussion", he said.

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Nicola Sturgeon made it clear that she would be prepared to meet Mr Trump but no... Its appearance in central London was approved by the Greater London Authority.

Another Twitter user re-jigged the lyrics to Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again", writing: "Looking back on when we first met, I cannot escape and I cannot forget, Donald, you're the one, You still turn me on, You can hold my hand again".

Anti-Trump demonstrations were expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff. I think she is a nice person. You have a mayor who has done a awful job in London. "He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K". London's The Evening Standard says a "ring of steel" - temporary fencing - has been erected around Parliament to keep protesters at a distance from the building.

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'I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister.

"We didn't get off to the best start with the mayor's office over this, who originally told us that they didn't recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest", activist Leo Murray told Sky News.

Trump added that May's "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the European Union would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States.

But the war of words escalated as Labour lawmaker David Lammy said Trump's real problem with Khan was not about policy but the mayor's faith.

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