Donald Trump flies in to a rough reception

Hiding out

US President Donald Trump arrived Thursday in Britain, where he will find his own wall set up even as preparations for protests against his four-day visit are in full swing.

As President Donald Trump lands in London for a two-day trip that will feature a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May and tea with the queen, his wife Melania will spend time in London-a place her husband has reportedly taken pains to avoid.

Mr Trump will instead be ensconced at Windsor Castle, west of London on Friday when a blimp tethered next to the Houses of Parliament.

Campaigners behind the blimp, which was given permission to fly over London during the US President's visit to the United Kingdom, had hoped to bring it to Scotland and anchor it near Turnberry.

"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.

Activist and organiser Leo Murray said: "We didn't get off to the best start with the Mayor's office over this, who originally told us that they didn't recognise Trump baby as legitimate protest".

Well, at least Melania Trump is spending her time in London - and maybe Donald Trump could take some learning from that. The prime minister will host him for dinner at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Churchill near Oxford, and then for the meeting at the prime ministerial country retreat Chequers, north of London. Tens of thousands have joined Facebook events and organised demonstrations around the country, some describing their anti-Trump movement as a "carnival of resistance".

Trump's itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.

As of Thursday morning, more than 1,900 people had contributed to a crowdfunding campaign for the balloon, raising more than £30,000 (nearly $40,000).

Ignoring all diplomatic niceties, the convention-shredding United States president set up the four-day visit with a rebuke of his beleaguered host as she battles to stop her government falling apart over Brexit.

"It's a disastrous and divisive time, and Trump is very much part of that", he said. That led roughly 500,000 people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the Britain.

"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.

Blimp organizer Leo Murray said it had been created to speak to Trump "in a language that he understands, which is personal insults".

He said the stunt aims to "hold up a mirror" to Mr Trump's "toddler-like politics".

The two leaders are also expected to discuss Russia, Brexit and Middle East.

According to his itinerary at this point, his only formal event in London - where his unpopularity is high - is a closed press meet and greet at the US embassy on Thursday.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

New Jersey mother survives DE crash that killed husband, 4 daughters
The wife and mother , identified as 53-year-old Mary Rose, survived the crash and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The scene of a fatal crash that killed a Teaneck man and his four daughters on Route 1, near Townsend, Delaware , on July 6.

Keep in Touch with Your Clients at CRM from Mobile on Seasonal Holidays
They should be able to analyze the load on the channels and phone lines - especially if it's a phone number, mentioned in the ads. To solve this issue operators also found the way out! They used to launch the integration of CRM at the mobile network level.

F1 sees distinguished manufacturers make a welcome return
It would also be nice to see a more competitive side to the sport, which usually sees one side dominate the entire season. The team is looking at Charles Leclerc from Ferrari, Marcus Ericsson or Antonio Giovinazzi who is a reserve for Ferrari.

Odds and predictions for the Bayern Munich against Gunners
This season he brought 17 goals in the league matches. - Key man for Bayern is probably Robert Lewandowski this season. It will be 16 round of Champions League, and Gunners definitely hope to beat their rivals and make revenge.

Other news