Mr. Trump landed on Thursday afternoon in Britain, the place he’ll stay by Sunday, and will probably be greeted with pomp and protests. The president will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II, whereas hundreds of individuals are anticipated to exhibit towards him.
Mr. Trump has clashed openly with the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, however Mrs. May has tried to keep away from any severe disruptions to the “special relationship,” with an eye fixed towards a trade deal that is to be negotiated after Britain leaves the European Union.
The president will hopscotch throughout the London space by air, avoiding site visitors, protests, and, sure, that giant, diapered-baby float. The U.S. Embassy has warned Americans in London to “keep a low profile” from Thursday till Saturday.
But he won’t be capable to ignore the demonstrators completely. Before flying to England, Mr. Trump mentioned, “I think they like me a lot in the U.K.,” however public opinion polls point out that, actually, he’s unpopular within the nation.
On Thursday night, demonstrators will collect in Regent’s Park in London and blast music and the sounds of crying youngsters at Winfield House, the huge, neo-Georgian mansion that’s the official residence of the United States ambassador to Britain, the place Mr. Trump and his spouse, Melania, are staying.
An even bigger set of protests is deliberate for Friday, together with a march to a rally in Trafalgar Square, and a separate demonstration in Parliament Square. In reality, protests are deliberate for each stage of his journey to Britain, together with within the city of Windsor and in Scotland.
(Ceylan Yeginsu appears on the less-than-friendly greetings being deliberate for the president in Britain.)
On Thursday night, the Trumps will fly to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, for a dinner hosted by Mrs. May.
Each chief faces daunting political challenges, each domestically and in coping with annoyed allies, however they’ve maintained an air of cordiality between them of their previous dealings, .
(Stephen Castle and Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, look to Trump’s visit to Britain, clarify why the American president’s go to might be an ordeal greater than the rest, regardless of the “special relationship.”)
Air Force One landed early Thursday afternoon at Stansted Airport, and then a helicopter took the president and his entourage to Winfield House, in Regents Park. With Beatles music taking part in within the background, Ambassador Woody Johnson greeted Mr. and Mrs. Trump, with the president’s chief of workers, John F. Kelly, and his nationwide safety adviser, John R. Bolton, following a number of paces behind.
Buckingham Palace has released an in depth agenda for the go to with the queen on Friday. She will welcome the Trumps on the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle, the place an honor guard will carry out the nationwide anthem and give a royal salute. Then it’s on to tea.
On Saturday, he’ll fly from London to Scotland, the place he’ll keep in a single day at his Trump Turnberry golf membership, earlier than flying on Sunday to Helsinki. — Ceylan Yeginsu and Katie Rogers