London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests

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Extra security was put in place ahead of a number of planned protests, the BBC reported.

"I think they like me in the UK". Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said, "Most of us don't think he is particularly good judge on Brexit or anything else".

Trumps presidency has recently been marred by the child immigration policy, which saw thousands of undocumented families pulled apart.

Speaking in Brussels as he wrapped up a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Trump shrugged off concerns over demonstrations, saying he had "great friendships" in Britain, where his mother was born.

Protests are expected against Trump, whose policies - including a travel ban on a number of predominantly Muslim countries, detention of child migrants on the US-Mexico border and imposition of tariffs on European Union steel and aluminium exports - have all been criticised by the UK.

U.S. President Donald Trump's first official visit to the U.K.is off to a contentious start with the President challenging Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy and highlighting her political troubles.

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However, the Scottish Government approved the plans with the UK Supreme Court eventually rejecting Mr Trump's legal challenge in 2015.

U.S. ambassador Woody Johnson insisted the balloon was not a fair representation of British views.

The exterior of The Trump Arms public house, formally named The Jameson, which has embraced the arrival of US President Donald Trump for a visit by changing its name and decorating its interior with Trump memorabilia, is seen in West London on July 12, 2018.

"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".

Ignoring all diplomatic niceties, the convention-shredding U.S. president set up the four-day visit with a rebuke of May as she battles to stop her government falling apart over Brexit. But she also warned Trump not to ignore the "malign behaviour" of Moscow when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week.

But one woman said Trump had given a "short speech" which she described as "lovely".

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Trump did not call Putin a friend or foe but referred to him as a "competitor". The couple will attend a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace out in the countryside on Thursday evening.

Only one person, the digital entrepreneur and philanthropist Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, has publicly refused the invitation. "We're going to have a great time".

The Trumps trip to the United Kingdom is not an official state visit, however, tomorrow the couple will visit the Sandhurst military academy and hold talks at May's country house, Chequers. This part of the visit is being considered private.

The city appears to not be the president's biggest fan - plans for a formal state visit were put on hold previous year after hundreds of thousands of people threatened to protest.

A working visit means that Trump will not be hosted by the queen and will not stay at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.

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