Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Five things we have learned from Donald Trump's visit

Five things we have learned from Donald Trump's visit

Insisting that Britons "like me a lot", president Donald Trump arrived in London on a four-day visit that seeks to reiterate the "special relationship" between the USA and UK.

Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit plan could "kill" any UK-US trade deal because Britain would remain so closely aligned to the European Union.

May hopes Trump, who landed at Stansted airport before flying by helicopter to the United States ambassador's London residence, will help to accelerate a future free trade deal, though his public comments on Brexit cast a shadow over the visit. "I think he's got what it takes, and I think he's got the right attitude to be a great prime minister".

"I think it's a travesty of British values".

The president also returned to his feud with the London mayor Sadiq Khan, who he previously sparred with via Twitter in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on London in 2017.

"We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russia because, anything you do, it's like: "Russia, oh he loves Russia", Mr Trump said at the press conference before news of the indictment.

Trump is due to stay overnight at Winfield House, where demonstrators plan to play recordings of migrant children held in United States detention centers.

Mr Trump said: "I think he is a great representative for your country".

The American president reveals in an interview with The Sun newspaper that he has been told about a 20-foot "Trump baby" balloon that will be flown above Parliament Square on Friday as protesters march.

The poll conducted this week said 63% found Trump racist, and 74% said he was sexist.

Ruddy further described the dinner - which he attended - and the relationship between Trump and May more broadly, in positive terms.

Trump's interview with the paper came after his contentious meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members in Brussels and ahead of his scheduled visit with Queen Elizabeth II.

Anti-Trump protesters also showed their disdain outside the USA ambassador's residence near Regent's Park.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the U.S. will probably not be made". To those intent on causing trouble or breaking the law, I simply say: "you are not welcome", he said in a statement.

On Thursday, the protesters gathered by a large metal fence sealing off the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, where the president will spend his only night in London.

But standing beside her on Friday, Trump seemed to go out of his way to lavish praise on the British leader, offering a rare apology and saying, "This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job".

Despite the welcome from British Prime Minister Theresa May, many Britons are opposed to Mr Trump's visit.

Asked about Trump's comments at a hastily-arranged meeting with journalists, May said she was delivering wishes of the British people.

His comments came at the end of a tumultuous few days for May, during which two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next March.

The streets of London are lined with protesters rallying against President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom.

Addressing the 100-strong group the Prime Minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries.

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