Donald Trump visit to United Kingdom 'in turmoil' inspires baby blimp protest

12 July, 2018, 16:27 | Author: Myra Gill
  • US President Donald Trump

A giant balloon of Trump as a baby will spend two hours floating over London's historic Parliament Square, close to the houses of parliament, after the mayor of London gave permission to an activist who raised £17,000 ($23,000) for the cause.

"One thing that really is distressing to me is how uncivil people are when you have a different political opinion and I don't think that's very healthy for society and for democracy".

"I think it's amusing".

Trump "has proudly sparked passionate often divisive emotions about things, I think Americans living here to eager to turn out and express their views", he said.

She said that when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union "there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead".

"And I said Putin may be the easiest of them all", he continued.

May's government has recently been shaken following at least three resignations of senior members of her cabinet - including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis, following disagreements on how to exit the EU.

The President also backed down over threats to pull the U.S. out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after other leaders agreed to increase defence spending 'like they never have before.

He described himself as a "very stable genius" for securing agreements for extra cash after years of the burden falling on America.


Mrs May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening.

Trump is expected to arrive after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium and will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, and will attend a black-tie dinner at the home of former World War Two leader Winston Churchill.

Similar protests are planned on Thursday evening outside the U.S. ambassador's home at Regent's Park and in Scotland when Mr Trump visits on Saturday.

It noted that numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, surrounding the visit of the President.

On Friday, he will visit off-camera a British military base and will have a working lunch at Chequers with the Prime Minister, where a number of issue including trade and Brexit will be discussed.

Mr and Mrs Trump will head to Scotland for the weekend, where they aren't expected to be involved in any official commitments.

A leaflet for a protest against Donald Trump is seen amongst Labour party flags at the Solidarity Tent at Labour Live, White Hart Lane, Tottenham on June 16, 2018 in London, England. "It's a big part of his life, pre-politics, and that can only be a positive".

At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, Mr Trump spoke about his relations with the UK.

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