A high fence has been erected around the US 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.
"The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".
'If they do that, then their trade deal with the U.S. will probably not be made'.
Johnson and Trump are both critical of the UK PM's handling of Brexit, likening her plans as causing Britain to function like a "colony state" unable to make its own laws. Police worked overtime, their days off cancelled.
"It's also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies", he said. That was just one of several helicopter rides on the agenda for Trump, whose staff opted to keep him largely out of central London and the swarms of demonstrators who are likely to provide some of the defining images of his first official trip to the UK.
In Scotland, almost 8,000 people had signed a petition to be allowed to fly the giant Trump baby ballon over the Turnberry course where the US president is expected to play golf Saturday.
But that has not deterred protesters from organizing mass demonstrations in the capital on Friday afternoon.
As for Johnson, Trump said: "I think he would be a great prime minister". The issue was debated in Parliament, where the House speaker made clear that Trump would not be given the honor of speaking in Parliament.
As the interview began to make waves, Trade Secretary Liam Fox tweeted from the Blenheim Palace event about how Trump had talked "so positively about United Kingdom and USA trade".
Melania's day won't be spent entirely apart from her husband, as she and Donald are set to meet the queen at Windsor Castle, where they will take tea with the royal after watching a military parade.
In his interview with the tabloid newspaper the Sun, Trump said he had soured on London and blamed Mayor Sadiq Khan for making him feel unwelcome.
Trump fans have slammed the blimp, calling it offensive and blasting authorities for allowing it to fly.
You have a mayor who has done a awful job in London.
"The idea that we would curtail freedom to protest, freedom of speech, because someone's feelings are hurt is laughable", Khan said Friday in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. May had used the Blenheim black tie dinner with political and business leaders to press Trump on the benefits of a free trade deal after Brexit. A spokesperson for Downing Street told i the First Lady will be spending time with veterans and school children at a location in London on Friday morning, although they could not comment on where this visit would take place. "They like me a lot in the UK".
"I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me".
For her part May, in a Facebook post published before Trump's arrival in the United Kingdom and his Sun interview, insisted that "we are having good discussions with countries we would aim to sign trade deals with, including the U.S., as I will discuss with President Trump when he arrives in the United Kingdom on Thursday". "Moral outrage is water off a duck's back to Trump, but he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him".
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