U.S. President Donald Trump and spouse Melania arrived in London, U.Ok. on Monday for his or her three-day official state go to.
The president and first woman landed on the grounds of Buckingham Palace by plane the place they had been greeted by Prince Charles and his spouse Camilla. The couple acquired a royal gun salute as they walked to the palace, the place Queen Elizabeth met them and took them inside.
The Trumps had tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry reportedly joined them for lunch.
Whereas Trump is within the U.Ok. to strengthen ties between the 2 nations, his go to has already been clouded with controversy.
Right here’s what you might want to find out about Trump’s go to.
Not everyone seems to be joyful to see Trump
Earlier than arriving within the U.Ok., Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade towards London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The transfer got here after a newspaper column through which Khan stated Trump didn’t deserve red-carpet remedy in Britain and was “one of the egregious examples of a rising world menace” from the far proper to liberal democracy.
″@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has carried out a horrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the USA, by far an important ally of the UK,” Trump tweeted earlier than touchdown.
“He’s a stone chilly loser who ought to deal with crime in London, not me.”
Trump went on to say that Khan reminds him of “very dumb and incompetent” New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio, who has carried out a “horrible job” working the town.
Khan isn’t the one one sad with Trump.
Protesters are additionally demonstrating towards the president’s go to, and anti-Trump banners have been hung in elements of the town.
At Buckingham Palace, activists had been ready with indicators and chanting for Trump to “go house.” Posters had messages together with “dump Trump” and “no to racism, no to Trump.”
Organizers say protests will proceed into the night on Monday and on Tuesday.
When Trump got here to the U.Ok. in 2018, he was additionally met by demonstrators as hundreds protested his go to throughout the town.
Trump tweeted on Monday afternoon that his go to to date “goes very well” and stated the Royal Household has been “implausible.” He denied seeing any protesters.
Trump gained’t be seeing Meghan Markle
Whereas he’s solely been within the U.Ok. for a day, the president has already induced controversy across the Duchess of Sussex.
Trump known as Meghan Markle “nasty” throughout an interview with British newspaper The Solar forward of his assembly with the royals.
When requested if he was sorry to overlook out on assembly American-born Markle and instructed that she “wasn’t so good” about him throughout his marketing campaign, Trump stated: “I didn’t know that. No, I hope she’s OK. I didn’t know that.” (The Duchess of Sussex isn’t assembly Trump as she is on maternity go away from royal duties.)
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When instructed that Markle as soon as stated she may transfer to Canada in 2016 if Trump was elected, he responded that he “didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Markle supported Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, and known as Trump “divisive” and “misogynistic” on the time.
Trump stated later that he thought Markle can be “excellent” as a royal and claimed he solely meant her feedback had been “nasty.”
Trump may have a “lavish” dinner with the royals
On Monday night, Trump and Melania may have dinner at Buckingham Palace with members of the Royal Household, together with the Queen.
CNN stories that 170 company are anticipated, together with Trump’s kids Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump.
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Demonstrators are anticipated to protest outdoors, together with the potential return of an inflatable balloon depicting the president as a child.
Vox stories that protesters “have upped the ante” for this state go to and are reportedly planning to unveil a 16-foot robotic of Trump texting whereas sitting on a golden bathroom. The bathroom apparently “farts” and says: “No collusion.”
Trump will meet with Theresa Might
On Tuesday, Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa Might will host a enterprise breakfast attended by the Duke of York at St James’ Palace.
The BBC stories that Trump will then go to Downing Road to speak with Might, adopted by a joint press convention. Might is stepping down as prime minister on June 7 after failing to safe to Brexit deal.
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It’s unclear how Trump will work together with Might as, a yr in the past, he blasted the British prime minister in an interview hours earlier than she hosted him for dinner. Although he has spared Might to date this time, he has praised her rival, prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson.
Trump will end his go to in Eire
On Wednesday morning, the president is predicted to journey to Portsmouth alongside the Queen and Prince Charles for a D-Day commemoration.
After that occasion, Trump will make his first presidential go to to Eire. He’ll spend two nights at his golf membership in Doonbeg, which sits above the Atlantic.
After Dublin balked at holding a gathering there, a deal was struck for Trump to fulfill Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon Airport.
—With information from the Related Press
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