Trump dodges London protests for tea with Queen Elizabeth

12 Juillet, 2018, 16:23 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Creepy helicopters spotted hovering'eerily over London ahead of Donald Trump visit

A high metal fence has been erected around the USA ambassador's central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night and the embassy has sent out an alert warning Americans in London to keep a low profile in case protests turn violent.

Meanwhile, in the capital city thousands will gather in a various of protests to voice their views against the USA president, including a march that could be attended by as many as 50,000 people and a flying protest involving the "Baby Trump" balloon.

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.

"I'm going to a pretty hot spot right now, right?"

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.

"We've had a lot of questions about respect", she told Sky News.

"I just want the people to be happy".

Despite the demonstrations, Mr Smyth said there would be plenty of food, music and fun at the Trump Arms during the President's United Kingdom visit, "and hopefully no grief".

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"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".

On Friday evening, Trump and the First Lady whisk up to Scotland for a weekend of golf and relaxation - and more protests outside his resort.

The Jameson in Hammersmith has rebranded itself The Trump Arms for the US President's visit.

Ambassador Johnson's sentiment has been echoed by a number of residents in the north of England, who say that whether they agree with the president or not, he is worthy of respect as America's leader. We are living in very volatile times and so I hope nothing gets out of hand and I hope people can act civilly.

The bulk of the activity will take place in London, where people plan to gather first in Regent's Park outside of the USA ambassador's house on Thursday and again across central London for a series of protests throughout the day on Friday.

A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the U.S. punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart. The dinner will include 100 ministers and guests, including people from a variety of sectors.

Later in the day, the President will head to Windsor Castle, where he will have a tea with the Queen.

The two leaders will hold talks at the Prime Minister's country residence of Chequers where Russia, Brexit and the Middle East will top the agenda. These will focus on relations with Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

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