Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

I don't know if Britons voted for this Brexit, says Donald Trump

I don't know if Britons voted for this Brexit, says Donald Trump

Christopher Ruddy, a confidant of President Donald Trump's who's the CEO of the news organization Newsmax, described Trump's dinner Thursday with British Prime Minister Theresa May as a "love fest", despite the publication of a controversial interview with a major British tabloid in which Trump criticized May's approach to Brexit and endorsed one of her political critics.

The U.S. Embassy in London issued an alert on Tuesday to Americans in the British capital, warning them to keep a low profile during President Donald Trump's visit later this week in case protests against him turn violent.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are expected to protest against the President's visit across the UK.

While his comments appeared to disparage May's stated position in the midst of domestic turmoil, Trump also elevated Boris Johnson, May's political rival who resigned as United Kingdom foreign secretary Monday citing the Brexit negotiations.

"I think they like me a lot in the UK", Mr Trump had said in Brussels. On Friday morning, some protesters plan to follow Mr. Trump to Chequers, the country house of the prime minister, where he and Mrs.

Mr Trump patted Mrs May's hands as they began to take their first steps up the stair case.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who signed off on the so-called "Trump Baby" blimp, defended the decision Thursday, arguing the protests were not anti-American. "If you look, she probably went the opposite way".

Mr Trump's son Eric has arrived in Scotland for a golfing visit to Trump International Golf Links at Menie, Aberdeenshire, and Trump Turnberry, near Girvan, South Ayrshire.

Mr Trump had already cast doubt on Ms May's Brexit plans earlier in the day after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where he provoked a crisis session to force allies to raise their defence spending.


Later today, he will have tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

Right-wing think tank Bow Group is holding a pro-Trump rally in Westminster to show support for the president.

Speaking to The Sun, Trump said: 'Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place.

"There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the US and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", May said in a statement.

Trump will be hosted by May at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire at a banquet on Thursday evening.

Donald Trump, 72, is about to visit the United Kingdom for the first time since being elected president in November 2016, and the British people aren't prepared to give him a warm welcome.

"The president of the United States of America will regretfully have the red carpet rolled out for him by this Conservative government", Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Trump is also expected to travel to Scotland, where he owns two golf courses.

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