Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Trump visit: your views on the protests, baby balloon and 'special relationship'

Trump visit: your views on the protests, baby balloon and 'special relationship'

Mr Trump sparked controversy before he had even touched down at Stansted Airport, Essex, for his four day "working visit" by attacking Downing Street's handling of the Brexit negotiations.

After the dinner, the Trumps will travel to the USA ambassador's official residence, Winfield House in London's Regent's Park, where they will spend the night.

Leonard has previously suggested Nicola Sturgeon should "make clear she will not meet with Donald Trump".

Trump's itinerary will largely keep him out of central London, where significant protests are expected.

Although the British government has extended an invitation to Trump for a state visit, no date for it has been scheduled, reportedly because of the outrage it has stirred up among many residents and politicians from all parties.

1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Joy Reid talked with some opposed to the US President's visit.

"I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States", he added. Her husband, Philip, like President Trump, kept things basic in a traditional tuxedo. Protesters also have plans to follow Trump to Scotland where they plan to fly the blimp near Turnberry while Trump is in town. You have a mayor who has done a bad job in London.

"It's also an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic".

But Brexit champion Nigel Farage, a critic of May's Brexit plans - formally unveiled in a policy paper Thursday -predicted there would be "confrontation" on the visit.

May weathered the resignations of her Brexit and foreign ministers earlier this week over the proposals.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip May (2R) walk with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as the president and the first lady arrive for a dinner at Blenheim Palace, west of London, July 12, 2018.

Trump, who has compared his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union, complained, "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on". Prior to knowing the president would be arriving in Scotland, Sturgeon criticised [paywall] the United Kingdom government for inviting Trump and offering "the red carpet" treatment. Tens of thousands, or more, are expected to participate.

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