London protests against Donald Trump kick off with 'Trump baby' blimp

Lester Mason
July 13, 2018

The exchange came after the firebrand Republican told The Sun: "I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me".

It accused the USA president of "publicly undercutting Prime Minister Theresa May", adding: "Coming after his combative performance in Brussels with leaders of the 28 other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations, the day amounted to a global disruption tour unlike anything undertaken by any other recent American president".

His trip has barely begun and Donald Trump has already delivered a blow to Theresa May with an interview laden with digs and a warning that the United Kingdom might not get a deal with the U.S. if it presses forward with the plan hammered out by the Prime Minister. Central to plans for a post-Brexit Britain is a free trade deal with the U.S.

The President told reporters on Friday morning that he and May had "probably never developed a better relationship" than during Thursday night's dinner at Blenheim Palace.

As for Johnson, Trump said: "I think he would be a great prime minister".

He told The Sun Mrs May's plan would affect trade "unfortunately in a negative way".

Ms May and Mr Trump both spoke of the importance of the "special relationship" between their two countries, something that Brexit supporters hope will reap benefits when Britain leaves the European Union, allowing it to forge closer trade ties with the world's biggest economy.

"We are cracking down right now on the European Union because they have not treated the United States fairly on trading".

His visit has sparked opposition since May invited the president to a prestigious state visit when she became the first world leader to meet Trump at the White House following his inauguration. Late past year, May criticized him for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group, and the speaker of parliament has said Trump would not be welcome to address the chamber.


"The sense of betrayal in this country will be huge, and I very much hope that she's out of office before too long", Farage said.

"Whatever you do is OK with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters".

"Depicting Trump as a baby is a great way of targeting his fragile ego, and mocking him is our main motivation", organiser Matthew Bonner said.

Calling her a "tremendous woman", Trump said "she has really never made a mistake". I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. And Trump has now openly sided with them against the prime minister.

The Trumps had earlier arrived at Stansted with their sizeable entourage.

The "millions and millions of people" who are immigrating to Europe is "very, very sad", Trump said, telling The Sun that "allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame".

Donald Trump has heaped praise on "incredible" Theresa May and hailed UK-US relations as the "highest level of special" hours after incendiary comments criticising her premiership.

Some carried placards saying Special Relationship?

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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