US President to meet Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties

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Trump will spend Thursday night in London at Winfield House, the official residence of U.S. Ambassador to Britain Robert "Woody" Johnson.

"The UK loves me, in fact my mother was from the UK, they love me there even if they are not treating us well with trades, but they will", he said.

"I'm certainly going to Turnberry and I'll see him there". "So I think that's the effect the balloon will have". "I don't know [if] that is what they voted for", he added.

Donald Trump has been under fire for his own immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of immigrant families.

Speaking at a press conference following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, the president said he thought the vote for Brexit was primarily due to concerns about immigration.

His visit comes as the government published its plans for the UK's relations with the European Union after Brexit.

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He described the United Kingdom as a "hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and dismissed the prime minister's Chequers plan on the next stage of Brexit.

US allies played down Trump's suggestion he was responsible for increased defense spending.

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". Meanwhile, other protests will simultaneously be held at other places in the city, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan giving permission for a giant inflatable Trump baby to fly over Parliament.

Ahead of his arrival the PM said she would use the visit to "forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership" with the United States after Brexit.

The leaders are also expected to discuss Russia, Brexit and the Middle East. But she also warned Trump not to ignore the "malign behaviour" of Moscow when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, said he regretted that May's government would roll out the red carpet for Trump. It also requires all members to charge the same tariffs on imports from countries outside the bloc. The couple will attend a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace out in the countryside on Thursday evening.

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Only one person, the digital entrepreneur and philanthropist Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, has publicly refused the invitation.

The 'Drag Protest Parade for the Trump UK visit' has been organised by a drag troupe from Manchester, who will be travelling down to London on Friday morning for the event.

On Friday, Trump will meet May and her newly appointed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the prime minister's countryside retreat, Chequers. This part of the visit is being considered private.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to protest against Trump's visit in central London on Friday, citing his alleged Islamophobia, controversial policies and "incendiary rhetoric" towards people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community.

"I would love to say that I think this is going to be a hugely successful visit but I think it's going to be very hard", he said at a pro-Trump gathering in parliament.

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