Theresa May aims to boost US-UK relations during Donald Trump visit
Jul 13 2018
The mayor of London has said he approved the flying of a giant blimp depicting President Trump as an angry, orange baby near parliament as it is an expression of free speech.
Tomorrow, more than 50,000 are expected to protest against the USA president in central London, where Mr Trump will largely stay clear of. She's planning to attend anti-Trump protests.
"It's typical, but honestly Donald Trump's legacy will outlive any big orange balloon and the matters that will be discussed at Chequers and now in Brussels are much more important and will have a much longer effect than any day rally", she said.
"People see him as a cheap huckster who happens to have an office we respect as president of the United States".
On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather near Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, where May and Trump will hold a working lunch.
Over 50,000 people have signed up for a protest on Trafalgar Square in central London against the Trump visit, which will include a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and possibly even a round of golf at his Turnberry course in Scotland. The "Stop Trump Coalition", a network of grassroots campaigns, unions, NGOs and politicians, said in a statement on Facebook that Friday "could be a march of millions". We talk about Trump and Angela Merkel because it's "difficult" " said Leslie Vinjamuri, head of the USA and Americas program at the Chatham House think tank.
The US president will touch down at Stansted Airport on Thursday evening.
The U.S. Embassy has warned U.S. citizens to keep a low profile during the visit because of the protests, the sort of warning usually issued in more volatile locations.
"I get along with her very well, I have very good relations".
Trump will spend the weekend at the former, which he described as a "magical place", before heading to Helsinki, Finland, for a much-anticipated summit on July 16 with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"For a United States president who retweets far-right Britain First propaganda, insults Londoners at times of tragedy, and refuses to condemn white supremacist marches at home, this insult is well deserved" said Labour MP David Lammy backing the visual protest.