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How are you marking Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit?

12 July 2018

Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump touched down in their Air Force One at Stansted Airport in the east of England from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. She's planning to attend anti-Trump protests.

"I'll have a cup of tea ready for him because he doesn't drink.", Mr Smyth said.

"The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".

Asad Rehman, 51, one of the organizers of a massive protest planned for central London, said that among the motivations behind the protest was to show solidarity with Americans across the Atlantic who also oppose Trump.

His "America First" policies, including the decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord and the nuclear deal with Iran, also have brought him into conflict with Britain's leaders over substantive geopolitical issues.

"There will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", she said.

"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".

Opposition MPS, backed by an online petition signed by almost 1.9 million people, called on May to cancel the state visit offered when she met Trump in Washington after his inauguration in January past year. "But I believe the people in the UK, Scotland, Ireland - as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over - I think that those people, they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration". "They like me a lot in the United Kingdom".

"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".

Top it off with the introduction of trade policies that have targeted some European industries - even though European nations are longtime friends accustomed to easy trade with the US - and it is not surprising that Trump's itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, said he regretted that May's government would roll out the red carpet for Trump.

Asked why the group is protesting against Trump, drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous told PinkNews: "Are you kidding me?"

Tall metal mesh barricades and concrete blocks have been erected around the perimeter of the US Ambassador's swanky central London residence, Winfield House, where Trump will spend Thursday night.

Opponents to the controversial United States leader have threatened mass protests but Mr Trump is expected to avoid areas such as central London where demonstrators are likely to gather.

He said the stunt aims to "hold up a mirror" to Mr Trump's "toddler-like politics".

May will seek to put the tensions behind her when she hosts Trump later Thursday for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of World War II prime minister Winston Churchill.

They will then move on to Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat in Buckinghamshire, for a working lunch and "bilateral talks on a range of worldwide issues".

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

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.

How are you marking Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit?