Trump's UK trip includes palace pomp, aims to avoid protests

Trump's UK trip includes palace pomp, aims to avoid protests

US President Donald Trump's visit to Britain will take him to a palace, a country mansion and a castle - and will mostly avoid London, where noisy protests are planned. "He's going to be very focused on the special relationship and making sure that that's improved and that our security and prosperity is enhanced". The UK trip will directly follow Trump's summit with members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO.

The US President will meet the Queen at Windsor and hold talks with PM Theresa May at Chequers during his two-day trip.

Mr. Trump and Ms.

May will visit a defense site before traveling to Chequers, the prime minister's country house outside of London.

They will then travel to Scotland later on Friday and spend the weekend there before leaving on Sunday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin the following day in Helsinki.

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"The President is not avoiding anything".

It is also expected that there will be mass anti-Trump protests in central London, and other towns and cities across the UK.

"He appreciates free speech both in this country and in our country", Johnson said from London during a conference call. "The president is simply trying to get as impactful a trip as he can get in a 24-hour period".

He will only spend a single night in London on Thursday - the day he arrives in the country and attends a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire - staying at the USA ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park, Winfield House.

The presidential visit has become a focal point for discontent over social issues including inequality, government spending cuts and anti-immigrant sentiment.

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Smyth, 64, who has been inundated with press interviews over the last two days, said he was surprised by the amount of calls of support he's recieved from young people about the celebration. May have had an at times strained relationship in the first 18 months of his presidency.

On Friday Trump and May will visit a military facility to view United Kingdom capabilities and integrated training by the two countries before travelling on to Chequers, May's retreat in Buckinghamshire, north of London, which dates from 1565. Next week, Donald Trump is braving the hostile streets of Britain for a working visit that will involve an all-important selfie with the Queen, and a round of golf up in Scotland.

He was severely criticised last November, including by Prime Minister Theresa May, after sharing three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First.

"He is misogynist, Islamophobic, a climate change denier, anti trade union, his foreign policy forays have been troubling and he is clearly a racist president. He will get it done fast because I know it is a major priority for him", Johnson said. The itinerary doesn't list a visit to the new embassy in South London, which Trump dismissed as a "bad deal". Mr. Trump has two golf courses in Scotland.

The Jameson in Hammersmith, west London will temporarily re-name their pub "The Trump Arms" to welcome President Trump to the UK.

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