Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

Protests, pro-rallies planned across United Kingdom ahead of Trump's visit

He also refused to endorse Ms May as prime minister and heaped praise on his "friend" Boris Johnson a day after he quit as foreign secretary.

Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after it leaves the European Union, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.

"Our trade and investment relationship is unrivalled - we are the largest investors in each other's economies", May said.

Despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit. Trump is technically on a lower-level working visit this week.

U.S. President Donald Trump checks time prior to a dinner at the Art and History Museum at the Parc du Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018.

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan challenged Mr Khan over the decision, suggesting the mayor had approved of the blimp due to personal animosity towards the US President, the Daily Mail reports. "The Prime Minister has taken the right decision to treat Donald Trump with the respect his office deserves", it said on Thursday.

"As two nations, we are safer, more prosperous and more creative when we work together and I am looking forward to this week's important discussions".

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Trump has done more damage to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in months than Russian Federation has in decades Trump takes credit for increased defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but says "it isn't almost enough" Trump questions how Russian Federation probe can "proceed" given Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's private comments MORE on Thursday downplayed expected protests during his visit to the United Kingdom, saying he believes its citizens "like me a lot".

Huge protests have been planned for the visit, but Mr Trump is expected to avoid areas such as central London where demonstrators could gather.

A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the USA punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart.

One of the demonstrations will begin on the evening of July 12, at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss Russia, Brexit and Middle East.

From there, Trump and his wife Melania are expected to travel to Windsor to meet Queen Elizabeth. "We have North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, then we have the United Kingdom, and then we have [Russian President Vladimir] Putin", Trump said, referencing his week-long stay in Europe.

On Brexit negotiations: Not convinced by the UK's handling of the talks, Trump said he would take a "tougher" approach with Brussels.

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