Trump baby balloon launched in London

Inflatable Donald Trump

Inflatable Donald Trump

Trump issued scathing criticism of May's Brexit strategy.

A protest against President Trump in London's Parliament Square includes a giant balloon of "Trump Baby" in a diaper on Friday, kicking off a day of widespread protests against the US leader.

"Another potential ally she lost is President Trump who said the way that May is dealing with the Brexit process is "unfortunate" and "will probably kill" any chance of a bilateral deal between the USA and the UK". "I am just saying that he [Johnson] would be a great Prime Minister".

Trump acknowledged he didn't feel welcome in the city, and blamed that in part on Mayor Sadiq Khan, who gave protesters permission to fly the 20-foot-tall baby Trump balloon.

On Friday, he will join May for a counter-terrorism demonstration by United Kingdom and US special forces, before the main business element of his trip: talks with May and the new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at the PM's Chequers country retreat, including a working lunch.

As he began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday, Trump, a major supporter of Brexit, told The Sun that he had advised May to go about leaving the European Union in a different way but was ignored. I think she is a nice person.

"She wanted to go a different route". I get along with her very nicely. And that is fine.

"She should negotiate the best way she knows how. But it is too bad what is going on", he told the tabloid, Britain's best-selling newspaper.

He also said May's plans are "not the deal that was in the [Brexit] referendum".

Whatever the precise truth of Farage's involvement in feeding lines to Trump, the latter's arrival during a period of British political crisis is a moment that the former has been rehearsing for several days.

Protest organisers say they plan to stage demonstrations in some 50 cities around the UK.

"For the majority of British people who support Brexit, this could scarcely have come at a more welcome or desperate time", Mr Delingpole said.

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.

In contrast to the president's sharp words, Trump's first event in England was an oasis of warm greetings at an evening reception Thursday at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, the larger-than-life British leader cited by the president as a model of leadership.

The controversial 45th President of the United States will visit the UK for the first time in his position on Thursday, July 12.

But Trump poured cold water on May's offer.

White House correspondents for Axios and the Toronto Star said The Sun had "over-egged" Mr Trump's comments apparently ruling out a US-UK trade deal.

May hopes Trump, who arrived at Stansted airport from Brussels, will help accelerate a future free trade deal, though his public comments on Brexit have cast a shadow over the visit. And Trump has now openly sided with them against the prime minister.

"And President Trump has done very many interviews talking about me".

Neither Trump nor North Atlantic Treaty Organisation offered specifics on what Trump said he had achieved.

The protesters plan to march through central London and end at Parliament Square, where the Trump balloon took flight earlier, for a rally. Mr and Mrs Trump will also join the Queen for tea at the Castle.

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