President says relationship with May is 'very strong' despite trade deal doubts

Lester Mason
July 13, 2018

But that has not deterred protesters from organizing mass demonstrations in the capital on Friday afternoon.

In another setback, however, Trump also praised the plan's chief critic, Brexiteer Boris Johnson, saying he was "a very talented guy".

May's plan for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union is widely seen as describing a "soft Brexit", in that it would see the United Kingdom stay aligned with some European rules in order to maintain the free movement of goods. "But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?", he told The Sun. "And it's for President Trump to explain why he singled me as the mayor of London out and not the mayors of other cities and leaders of other cities". You don't see, like, anything embarrassing. I think she is a nice person.

It may not be an actual etiquette rule but the Queen is famous for her love of Corgis and it is widely acknowledged that anyone meeting with her should act as if they like dogs, even if they don't, for the duration of the meeting.

Trump, who has linked his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union, complained, "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on". They are expecting up to 8,000 people to take part throughout the day.

US President Donald Trump (C) gestures as he poses alongside Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (2R) and Iceland's Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir (R) during the opening ceremony of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, on July 11, 2018.

The comments will plunge the transatlantic "special relationship" to new lows, making for extremely awkward talks with May when the two meet at her country retreat of Chequers later on Friday.


They will then meet the Queen for the first time, at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland where the USA president will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire. Police worked overtime, their days off cancelled. The police officers overseeing Trump's trip to the United Kingdom are being forced to sleep in unacceptable conditions worse than cells.

It said they reprised "a line that he had frequently used on the campaign trail - that Europe was being overrun by non-Europeans and was quickly becoming a shell of what it once was". "Is it any wonder that forces struggle to fill their requirements?" the Guardian reported.

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 protesters plan to march through central London and end at Parliament Square, where the Trump balloon took flight earlier, for a rally.

Leo Murray, an environmental campaigner, leading the protest, told the Guardian, "People in Scotland are past masters when it comes to protesting against Trump".

Trump also said he was going to steer clear of the protests in London, which was said to reach up to 200,000 protesters. "We have been delighted to accept their invitation".

"Donald Trump is not welcome here".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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