Trump's United Kingdom visit and protests

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value and assailing Germany

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value and assailing Germany

He said London mayor Sadiq Khan, who has allowed protesters to raise a giant diaper-clad balloon mocking the U.S. president next to parliament on Friday, was doing "a awful job" on crime.

The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain. It would see Britain follow European Union rules on goods to protect cross-border trade and avoid checks on the Irish frontier, while enabling it to control migration and sign new non-EU trade deals, including in services.

In a series of extraordinary broadsides, Trump told Friday's edition of The Sun that May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would "probably kill" the prospects for a trade deal with the US.

Trump had said that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the United States "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of the UK.

Trump is meeting May for a working lunch before meeting the Queen for tea and a likely round at his Scottish golf course.

"I would have done it much differently".

'I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

Trump even asserted that Johnson, a former mayor of London, "would be a great prime minister".

Trump brushed off the protests, saying, "I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom. Bring a friend, if you have one", the socialist playwright penned in a note to the conservative prime minister.

"Whats clear about some of things he has said and some of his policies is many people in this country find them objectionable".

Trump added the nuclear arsenals were "also a very expensive thing but that's the least important". "It is good that all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members realise the importance of the rise in defence spending, which they have repeatedly and voluntarily pledged to do", Landovsky said.

More recently ties have been strained by a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and suspected collusion with the Trump campaign, as well as by the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. I haven't been there in a long time. "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".

On Friday, Trump's official events were all set for outside London, away from the major protests, which appeared to be a concession to his famously thin skin.

Trump has also frequently angered British politicians and has been involved in social media spats with London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan who he said had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

Khan earlier urged Londoners to keep Friday's main protest "peaceful and good-spirited", saying the message went broader than Trump.

"I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was and I don't mean that in a positive way", he said.

His criticism of Britain's anti-terror policies after a series of attacks in 2017 also did not go down well. "I'm a very stable genius".

"Mr. President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that "to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy", May told Trump, according to a text of her speech.

"Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame", Trump said.

Interestingly, older people are more likely to think Mr Trump was wrong to express his opinions on Brexit, but young people are more likely to think that Britain would be unwise to trust him in trade negotiations. "This was an Obama disaster and I think if I had been president then, he would not have taken over Crimea".

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