Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's PM Amid Protests

Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's PM Amid Protests

British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump walk across the courtyard at Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain, July 12, 2018.

Asked about Johnson's comments at a private dinner two weeks ago that Trump "would go in bloody hard" if he was handling Brexit, the President said: "He is right".

President Donald Trump has said British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit plan will "probably kill" off any chance of a UK-US trade deal. Some of their signs read: "Dump Trump", "Lock Him Up", and "There Will Be Hell Toupee".

Trump slammed the "soft Brexit plan" while speaking at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels yesterday, saying it is "not what people voted for".

"I've been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days and it seems to be turning a little bit differently where they're getting at least partially involved back with the European Union", he told reporters.

"Brexit is Brexit, the people voted to break it up so I would imagine that is what they'll do, but they might take a different route, I'm not sure that's what people voted for", Trump said, adding: "They're great people - I just want them to be happy".

Speaking to journalists today after playing golf at the Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Mr Trump Jnr said the "foolish proposal was now irrelevant".

I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister.

Some Brexit supporters have cast May's Brexit plan as a betrayal, including lawmakers in her own deeply-divided party who have warned of a leadership challenge.

In an explosive interview inside the US Embassy in Brussels ahead of his visit to the United Kingdom, the US President said the London Mayor has "done a very bad job on terrorism".

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

It has also complained that 300 officers working during the visit will have to sleep on camp beds in a gymnasium that has no hot water and restricted access to hot food.

Scotland Yard said it has specialist plans in place to ensure the event will be secure and said in a statement: "We are preparing for a multi-faceted policing and security operation, involving the protection and movement of the president". "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad".

A number of protests have been planned for the president's stay in the country, with the largest march due to be held in London on Friday.

Trump also issued a warning to the European Union, telling it to "be very careful" of increasing immigration into the region, as he described a global backlash to migration.

Tall metal mesh barricades and concrete blocks have been erected around the perimeter of the US Ambassador's swanky central London residence, Winfield House, where Trump will spend Thursday night.

Mr Khan has responded by supporting Londoners' "right to protest" the visit, and City Hall approved a blimp shaped like the president as a baby, which will fly over parliament this weekend.

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

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