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Trump balloon appears before UK visit; embassy warns Americans to keep heads down

Trump left Brussels shortly after speaking to reporters and boarded Air Force One for the trip to London, where he will attend a state dinner Thursday night. She also plans to shift the focus during the rest of Mr. Trump's visit, hoping to steer him toward talk about trade and the growing threat of Russian Federation.

Mr. Trump, however, suggested before leaving a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday to head for London, that Britons in general agree with his policies, in particular his tough stance on immigration.

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route".

"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.

A large police presence has been building up outside the palace in Oxfordshire and BBC News correspondent Duncan Kennedy said about 500-600 protesters bearing placards were demonstrating before Mr Trump's arrival.

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. "We have come to an agreement which absolutely delivers what people voted for", she said in a statement. "Taken as a whole, [the plan] recreates numerous worst aspects of the European Union the British people voted to leave", Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told the House of Commons on Thursday.

"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 was London mayor Sadiq Khan who gave the go ahead for the orange balloon and he clashed on ITV's This Morning with host Piers Morgan.

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", Trump said, according to The Sun. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all, who would think?

On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather near Chequers, the Prime Minister " s country residence, where Prime Minister May and President Trump will hold a working lunch.

The Scottish Government owns Prestwick Airport and it should not be used for Donald Trump's visit.

Asked why the group is protesting against Trump, drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous told PinkNews: "Are you kidding me?"

A high metal fence has been erected around the United States ambassador's central London residence, where Trump will spend Thursday night.

Asad Rehman, 51, one of the organizers of a massive protest planned for central London, said that among the motivations behind the protest was to show solidarity with Americans across the Atlantic who also oppose Trump.

"Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent", the embassy said in a list of advised actions, asking Americans to "keep a low profile" and "be aware of your surroundings".

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