Trump stokes Britain's Brexit turmoil at start of visit

Jul 12, 2018, 20:27
Trump stokes Britain's Brexit turmoil at start of visit

"I said I'm going to a few hot spots".

Mr Trump arrived just under an hour later than planned after he insisted Britons "like me a lot" and "agree with me on immigration" in an impromptu press conference before leaving Brussels. "They like me a lot in the United Kingdom".

Speaking ahead of his trip, the president described Turnberry as "magical" and "one of my favourite places", adding: "My mother was born in Scotland and I have great friendships over there".

"I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly".

When asked about Trump's remarks, May said in Brussels: "What we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people. that's what our proposal does".

Mr Smyth said he hoped the protests, and specifically the Trump baby blimp, do not upset the American public.

The poll conducted this week said 63 percent found Trump racist, and 74 percent said he was sexist.

Various protests and demonstrations have been organised in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff after Trump arrives on Thursday. "We are at a very key point in history right now, and we need to take a stand".

John Scardino, 58, a high school teacher from the United States who has lived in Britian for 18 years and will be at Friday's protests in London, is dubious that the embassy alert would have any effect on crowd size.

"The president knows how important the special relationship is firsthand and that's why the bust of Churchill is actually in the Oval Office as we speak".

But Brexit champion Nigel Farage predicted there would be a "real clash" on Brexit.

"This is not an accident", said Woody Johnson, Trump's ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Fielding questions following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Mr Trump was asked his views on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, suggesting it may deliver a softer Brexit that was not what the public wanted.

Russian Federation has strongly denied the charge.

It was during that trip to Washington that she invited him to the UK. The PM is battling for her political career as mutinous Eurosceptic Tories have launch coordinated resignations and are mobilising to kill off her Brexit plans.

Labour Party legislator Paul Flynn, who has criticized Mr. Trump in Parliament, says the USA leader has outraged Britons - and people around the world - with his harsh treatment of immigrants.

President Donald Trump will get the red-carpet treatment on his brief visit to Britain beginning today: military bands at a gala dinner, lunch with the prime minister at her country residence and tea with the queen at Windsor Castle before flying off to one of his golf clubs in Scotland.

On the same day, protests against his visit have been planned outside US Ambassador's residence in Regent's Park where President Trump is reported to be staying overnight.