Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

USA trade deal a "major priority" for Trump, says United States ambassador

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After that comes a working lunch at Chequers - the prime minister's official country residence now being used for a crucial round of Brexit discussions - for "substantive bilateral talks" covering a "range of foreign policy issues".

LONDON-A pub in west London will temporarily rename itself the "Trump Arms" to honour President Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

"President Trump has locked up 2,000 little children in cages and is refusing to release them unless he is allowed to build a wall", opposition Labour lawmaker Gavin Shuker said to May in parliament last month.

This will be the only time they venture into central London during a stay likely to be dominated by media coverage of mass protests in the capital Friday, as well as in towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

Asked about the president's thoughts on Brexit, the process of leaving the European Union that is putting British Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership under pressure, Johnson said the United States did not favour any particular form of EU exit.

The Prime Minister's spokesperson said: "We are a free and open democracy and we believe in the right to protest".

While in London, the Trumps will overnight at Winfield House, the US ambassador's residence.

"He said he would love to do a bilateral trade deal".

Trump is scheduled to arrive on Thursday to have dinner with May at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire - the birthplace of Winston Churchill - before retiring for the night at the US Ambassador's House in Regent's Park, London.

Activists have promised to stage protests against Trump throughout his visit, with an event planned for London on Friday expected to be the biggest.

May's office revealed that martial bands of Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards will welcome Trump at his arrival in the Great Court with rousing renditions of the "Liberty Fanfare", "Amazing Grace" and the "National Emblem".

During dinner, the Countess of Wessex's Orchestra will perform a series of classic British and American music hits.

The evening will end with the President, whose mother was Scottish, being "piped out" by the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

But in a break from custom for a visit by a foreign leader, he will not visit Downing Street.

Instead, Trump is calling the visit a "working visit". Then the two leaders will meet again the next day for bilateral talks.

He said the highlight will be the chance for the president and first lady to meet the queen.

Former first lady Michelle Obama with Queen Elizabeth II at reception at Buckingham Palace, April 1, 2009. He declined to confirm whether Mr Trump would play golf in Scotland - where he owns two courses - stressing that the weekend would be dominated by preparations for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Further details on their schedule north of the border are not yet available, but it is understood that there will be limited Government involvement in what was being described as a private element of the official visit.

After meeting The Queen, the president will travel to Scotland.

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