Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

She has met every United States president since since she became queen in 1952, except one: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Yesterday, a 20-foot-tall "Trump Baby" blimp was flown above Parliament Square with Trump responding to the inflatable and saying it made him feel "unwelcome" in London.

Queen Elizabeth II invited President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, for a meeting and tea.

Still, the sight of the Queen sitting looking at her watch when Trump was late was, in fairness, quite amusing.

Various protests are planned to coincide with the USA leader's visit to Scotland, including a national demonstration and "carnival of resistance" in Edinburgh.

"Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands", the group's crowdfunding page said.

The meeting comes just one day after Trump arrived in London for his four-day visit.

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Others on social media called out the President and his wife for not appropriately greeting the monarch.

The U.S. president and First Lady Melania Trump are in the United Kingdom for two days this week between the NATO Summit in Brussels yesterday and Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the weekend. I am doing a great job, I can tell you, just in case you haven't noticed.

Trump's Brexit comments came on the same day May's government published long-awaited proposals for Britain's relations with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next year.

We may never know if Trump was actually late, or if the queen has a habit of checking her watch, but we should point out that it's interesting how no other members of the royal family appeared at the visit with the U.S. president. "She's a total professional", the president said.

Thousands more protesters had taken to London's Regent Street by Friday afternoon, carrying countless signs and banners that read "Together Against Trump", "Trump Not Welcome", "Dump Trump", "Resist Trump" and "Make Love Not Walls".

First Lady Melania Trump (centre) joined the prime minister's husband Philip May (second right), on a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, and took questions from school children.

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