London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump departed Tuesday for a weeklong trip to Europe on a four-nation tour with stops in Belgium England Scotland and Finland

Protests, pro-rallies planned across UK ahead of Trump's visit

Trump was making his first trip to Great Britain as president after a tense summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels that began Wednesday and on the heels of ruptures in May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union.

Donald Trump's private jet at Aberdeen Airport.

Mr. Trump angered May and many Britons by tweeting inflammatory and unverified videos made by Britain First, an anti-Muslim group whose leaders have been convicted of hate crimes, and by characterizing parts of London and other cities as no-go areas because of a purported Muslim-related crime wave. That led roughly 500,000 people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the Britain.

"I partially won an election because of immigration", he said, also pointing to Italy's recent vote, in which Giuseppe Conte took government after campaigning on a populist anti-immigration platform.

Topics addressed by Trump in the two and a half minute time-frame include the many properties he owns in Ireland and Scotland, how he has nothing to say about Brexit, how he won the state of Wisconsin even though Ronald Reagan did not and finally, his sentiments about Ireland.

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Speaking to BBC radio on Monday, he said he hoped Britain would "resist very strongly any attempt to get any further concessions". Jacob Rees-Mogg told talkRADIO earlier today (July 10) that he did not know if any MPs had submitted a vote of no confidence.

Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after Brexit, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.

Evie, who's 26, is also an American living in the UK.

"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 been dubbed Storm Trump and the country is braced for a United States presidential visit that has split opinion like never before. A YouGov poll on Wednesday showed 77 per cent had an unfavourable opinion of the president and just 50 per cent thought his visit should go ahead.

"UK and U.S. special forces will be involved in a demonstration which will involve a counter-terrorism scenario and an outdoor capabilities demonstration showing equipment that the [British] special forces use when they conduct joint operations with their USA counterparts", a statement from Downing Street read.

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"I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong", she said.

"Boris Johnson's a friend of mine, he's been very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I'll speak to him when I get over there".

The embassy said these demonstrations were expected to attract large crowds and cause road closures.

In a break with tradition, American President Donald Trump will avoid as much of London as possible during his first official United Kingdom visit, but first lady Melania Trump will spend nearly all her time in the city, according to The Huffington Post.

Permission has already been granted for the 20ft high balloon caricature to be flown over central London on Friday, as Donald Trump arrives in the UK.

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" Donald Trump is signaling that unless he gets his cut of the vig on this thing he's going to walk away on this alliance". Also, the USA president tweeted that "NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS".

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