Protests gear up to greet Trump on United Kingdom state visit

Donald Trump Theresa May

Donald Trump Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May already faced an arguably impossible task ahead of the president's visit: Impress Trump and shore up a trade deal without appearing too deferential before a disapproving public.

Trump praised Johnson, and said he would make a "great prime minister". And you know, he's frankly used Donald Trump to really help define himself even further in this city as a defender of these sorts of liberal values and multicultural values which, you know, you and I began the conversation on with immigration. "It didn't put in what I said about the prime minister, and I said tremendous things". Just make sure we can trade together.

The president told The Sun that while he is in the United Kingdom, he would like to see Johnson, who, "obviously likes me, and says very good things about me".

She had been looking to Trump in this visit to help her sell her Brexit plan by promising generous bilateral trade deals for Britain after it leaves the European Union.

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At the same location a week ago, May finally won agreement for her Brexit plans from her cabinet after two years of internal wrangling, but within days, two senior ministers had quit, departures which Trump said earlier in the week had left Britain in "turmoil". "I told her, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you.' " Trump said May told him, "Don't worry, it's just the press".

In a frenetic news conference at Chequers, May's official country house, an unrestrained Trump blamed his predecessor for Russian aggression in Crimea, placed fair trade at the center of Britain's efforts to leave the European Union, defended his beliefs that immigration has damaged Europe and repeatedly jousted with television correspondents' whose coverage he found critical.

The FT also plays up the president's change of course, though with Brexit on its mind, saying "Trump switches tack on Brexit in bid to mend bridges with May".

"Now it's not the United States, many presidents have come here and said this is not fair and then they go home and go to sleep".

LANGFITT: I think - May didn't go into great detail here.

"It's called fake news", Mr Trump declared. He's a very people person.

"The reaffirmation of the British-U.S. relation we saw at the press conference will probably assuage some of the doubts we have seen about the status of the relationship", Parakilas said.

Becky: 'We don't want to look back and have not made a stand or have done anything'.

Reporters were shooed out of the room as the first lady engaged the group in a discussion about "Be Best", a campaign she unveiled in May to focus on childhood well-being and to teach them kindness. Trump said Khan has done a "very bad job on crime" and a "very bad job on terrorism".

Mrs. Trump and the president were reuniting later Friday for a return trip into the country for a social visit and tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

The Trumps entered the castle's Quadrangle by Range Rover after arriving on the castle grounds by helicopter.

Queen Elizabeth II has met every United States president since 1952, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson. He said he would also talk about Ukraine, Syria and nuclear proliferation, calling it the biggest issue. "We wanted to embarrass him and I think we have done that today". "I don't take questions from CNN". You take a look at your hospital in London, you know what I'm talking about, with all of the awful things going on there with all of the crime that's being brought in.

The lack of divergence on rules in the farming sector is one of the main concerns of Tory MPs opposed to May's plan, and they will see Trump's statement as proof that the Brexit plan will indeed thwart a trade deal.

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