US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit

Clay Curtis
July 12, 2018

Trump has expressed admiration for Churchill even as the president's critics contend that the parallels between the two leaders are limited, and even contradictory.

The president has at his side at all times a White House doctor and one of five rotating military aides who carry the nuclear "football" - equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.

Many people say he's putting the interests of the American people first, while others are angry at his policies and treatment of minority groups.

More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday when protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

"I said "If the President is coming to town I'll call it the Trump Arms", he said.

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A YouGov poll this week found that the president's favourability rating in the United Kingdom is minus 60, significantly worse than both George W Bush and Barack Obama.

Ambassador Johnson sought to play down Trump's comments. "I just want the people to be happy".

Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China
Liu Xiaobo was a writer and a prominent voice during the democratic movement which led to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. On Chinese social media, some are expressing their happiness for her-obliquely, of course, so as to avoid censorship.

Evie, who's 26, is also an American living in the UK.

May is trying to unify her deeply divided Conservative Party behind her Brexit plans with some of her own lawmakers openly speaking of a leadership challenge. Trump will travel by helicopter once there, making it unlikely he'll see protests firsthand. "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Matthew Butcher, an anti-Trump campaigner and one of the "babysitters" of the balloon, said: "I think that the thing that the Trump balloon does is that it brings an element of fun to the protests, but it also gets under Donald Trump's very thin skin".

US President Donald Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for talks with the leader of the United States' closest ally in Europe.

Mr Morgan, the forthright journalist and broadcaster, hit back and questioned why the London mayor had not been so vocal over the visit of controversial Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

The president is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth during his visit.

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