White House defends United Kingdom comments: Trump ‘likes and respects’ Theresa May

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

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

He is due to stay overnight with Johnson at the ambassador's Winfield House residence in London's Regent's Park where a protest is planned at which demonstrators will play recordings of migrant children held in U.S. detention centres. He has done a awful job", Trump said "Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place.

"Boris Johnson's a friend of mine, he's been very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I'll speak to him when I get over there", Trump said.

He described the United Kingdom as "hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and dismissed the Prime Minister's Chequers plan on the next stage of Brexit.

Mr Trump was slated to travel to Blenheim Palace yesterday, the 18th-century stately home where Britain's World War II leader Winston Churchill was born.

President Donald Trump has attacked London mayor Sadiq Khan yet again - this time accusing him of doing a "very bad job" on terrorism and crime.

"There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the USA and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", May said ahead of the visit.

She continued: "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".

He is due to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle following his talks with May, before flying to Scotland for a two-day private visit and break before jetting back to the US.

The interview emerged as the Trumps dined with the Mays, as well as other members of her recently reshuffled cabinet, including new foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, at the beginning of Mr Trump's working visit.

The US President reached here after attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where he said member countries agreed to increase their military spending.

Trump said May "didn't listen" to his views on how she should negotiate the UK's exit from the European Union, but said that was "fine".

May welcomed Trump's decision to "engage" with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital on July 16.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", Trump said at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation press conference.

Permission has already been granted for the 20ft high balloon caricature to be flown over central London on Friday, as Donald Trump arrives in the UK.

They will hold talks at the Prime Minister's country residence of Chequers on Friday where Russia, Brexit and the Middle East will top the agenda.

Outside the mansion, near Oxford to the northwest of London, a couple of thousand demonstrators lined the road and booed Trump's arrival, one of over 100 protests police expect to take place during his four-day trip.

He then travels north to Scotland where he will spend the weekend privately, joined by son Eric Trump.

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