Trump arrives United Kingdom for first State visit

Paola Ditto
Luglio 12, 2018

President Donald Trump's visit to Britain includes a gala dinner, tea with the queen and lunch with the prime minster, but his itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.

"Donald Trump could do perfectly fine doing rallies in the U.S.".

The US president gave a brief wave to the crowd before descending the steps holding the hand of the First Lady, who wore a fitted beige dress and red belt.

Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Scotland is an opportunity for the country to "strengthen vital links" with one of its most important allies, the UK Government minister who will greet him has said.

U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson said Wednesday that citizens are often advised to avoid public demonstrations and that he is not upset by the decision to allow the "Trump baby" balloon to be displayed near Parliament.

Around the time Melania is visiting children, the giant Trump baby is due to be flying in the air outside the House of Commons, with liftoff scheduled for 9.30am and the inflatable due to fly in the air until 11am.

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Trump as a cartoon baby stands inflated in London's Bingfield Park.

After a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where he provoked a crisis session to force allies to raise their defence spending, Trump landed in Britain having described the closest United States ally in Europe as being in turmoil over Brexit.

10 Downing Street said she would be meeting with schoolchildren and veterans on Friday, accompanied by Philip May, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's husband.

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. The proposal was debated in parliament where Trump was heavily criticized.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through London in protest against Mr Trump's visit and some of his actions during his first 18 months in power. "You need to be a part of saying no to some of these people". I'm 54 years old, we lived through pretty good times. "We seem to be going into a cycle of rather regressive thinking". She pointed out there are many issues that legislators have urged her to raise with her American counterpart.

But Donald Trump is not just any leader. She said they will discuss security and defense, an aspect of the relationship that is causing anxiety for some British politicians.

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