Trump lands in United Kingdom after swipe at Theresa May

Sadiq Khan balloon Trump baby

Sadiq Khan balloon Trump baby

In an interview published just hours before he was due to have lunch with May and tea with Queen Elizabeth on Friday, Trump chided the "very unfortunate" results of the prime minister's Brexit negotiation.

But Mr Trump appeared to link Brexit to the current trade dispute between the USA and European Union over steel and aluminium.

Protesters against the visit of US President Donald Trump gather with placards at a barrier set up to block access to the US ambassador's residence Winfield House in Regents Park in London.

May hosts Trump on Thursday for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Second World War prime minister Winston Churchill, and on Friday, the pair will visit a defence site before travelling to the prime minister's Chequers country residence for talks followed by a press conference.

'Policies that are having very real impacts on real lives not just in the United States but all over the world'.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", he added. "I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was, and I don't mean that in a positive way".

She added: 'So there's a very serious message behind this but what we're hoping is that on Friday this can be a symbol that people, no matter what they're campaigning on, can get behind, and can feel that this is representing them and all their campaign issues'.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish details Thursday of her long-awaited Brexit plan to restart talks with the European Union, after facing down a revolt by eurosceptic ministers that could still unseat her.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who signed off on the so-called "Trump Baby" blimp, defended the decision Thursday, arguing the protests were not anti-American.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", he told reporters.

As Phillips says, on the whole, the US leader may not get the reception in Britain that he had hoped for.

"The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route, I don't know if that is what they voted for".

The trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

Trump had no qualms about blasting May's plan for how the UK should leave the European Union, and he even took it a step further by appearing to threaten US-UK trade deals based on her Brexit approach.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the United States will probably not be made".

"But instead the Tories are rewarding President Trump with a red carpet welcome".

Trump told The Sun he felt unwelcome because of the protests, including plans to fly a giant balloon over Parliament on Friday that depicts him as an angry baby.

Trump may have ruffled feathers again when he said just before departing for Europe that the United Kingdom was in "turmoil", suggesting it was "up to the people" to decide if Prime Minister Theresa May remains in power after a few days that saw her authority challenged by the resignation of two prominent Cabinet ministers protesting her Brexit policy.

Last year, activists began circulating a petition to block a state visit from Trump that eventually made its way to the floor of Parliament.

"It's also an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic".

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.

But the balloon will not be allowed to fly over his Turnberry golf course, Police Scotland have said.

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