Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil'

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent Trump critic, gave his approval for the balloon to be floated, with a spokesperson saying last week that the mayor "supports the right to peaceful protest and understand that this can take many different forms". Mr Trump is hardly likely to catch a glimpse of the six metre giant orange inflatable blimp that depicts him as a screaming baby.

Another said it was just "another pathetic photo trying to show they care about one another".

In an unusual move, the United States embassy in London has warned American citizens in the United Kingdom to "keep a low profile" during the high-profile visit of President Donald Trump during which many anti-Trump demonstrations would be held.

On Thursday, Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace, the 18th-century stately home where Britain's World War Two leader Winston Churchill was born and spent most of his childhood.

In light of what the embassy calls "events" and "demonstrations" that are "expected to attract large crowds", Americans should "exercise caution" if they find themselves "unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

The British are usually polite to a fault - though they have been known to go off after a soccer match or once the pubs close.


Mt Trump refused to endorse Ms May as prime minister and heaped praise on his "friend" Boris Johnson a day after he quit as foreign secretary. The riots were sparked when police shot and killed a suspect as part of an investigation of gun violence in London's black community.

"Donald Trump could do perfectly fine doing rallies in the USA".

Other than street marches, they include the flying a massive balloon of Trump as an angry baby from Westminster Gardens near Big Ben.

Ms Elliott, who has lived in London for five years, appealed to anyone out demonstrating to "respectfully disagree" after a warning from the United States embassy in London of potential violence. A spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in London said there was nothing political about the timing of the alert, that such warnings were routine.

Trump watchers have kept a close eye on the first couple's public displays of affection, especially after the first lady was caught on camera clearly swatting away her husband's hand during a trip to Tel Aviv, Israel in May of previous year. He is mostly skipping London to avoid protests. That prompted almost half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from the UK.

Despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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