Trump's United Kingdom trip includes palace pomp, aims to avoid protests

Trump's United Kingdom trip includes palace pomp, aims to avoid protests

Trump's United Kingdom trip includes palace pomp, aims to avoid protests

Asked whether the President's schedule was created to keep him away from possible protests, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: "Prime ministers frequently make use of Chequers for meetings with foreign leaders. He will get it done fast because I know it is a major priority for him", Johnson said.

"He would love to do a bilateral trade deal and he is really ready to step up on that the minute we get the go ahead to do it", Johnson said, adding that USA government agencies were already looking at how to put a deal together.

Then trump with his wife will head to Scotland, where they will spend the weekend.

After he was invited past year, more than 1.86 million people signed a petition saying Trump should not be given a state visit because it could embarrass the Queen.

The itinerary would likely keep Trump who has been said to be sensitive to protests largely away from planned wide demonstrations in London.

That evening he will attend a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, a grand country house near Oxford that was the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been criticised by Trump for his handling of the aftermath of terror attacks in Britain, gave the go-ahead on Thursday for the giant blimp to be flown near the British parliament.

The Trump administration has committees "from every department" dedicated to figuring out how to put together a U.S. -UK trade deal "really rapidly and efficiently" following Britain's exit from the European Union, Ambassador Robert "Woody" Johnson said in a conference call.

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The closest he will come to the protests will be for a short overnight stay at the United States ambassador's residence in London on Thursday night.

Trump will travel with May to Chequers, the prime minister's official country residence. Leigh pointed out that other divisive world leaders had been entertained and given the "royal" treatment in the past, figures which Leigh assesses as having a much greater negative connotation and darker histories than President Trump. "What does this man have to do to have the invitation that the prime minister has extended revoked?" The bands will play the Liberty Fanfare, Amazing Grace, and the National Emblem.

Hosted by the Prime Minister, guests at the dinner will include leaders of United Kingdom business sectors including financial services, travel, creative industries, food and drink, engineering, tech, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and defence.

During dinner, the Countess of Wessex's Orchestra will perform a series of classic British and American music hits.

"For a United States president who retweets far-right Britain First propaganda, insults Londoners at times of tragedy, and refuses to condemn white supremacist marches at home, this insult is well deserved" said Labour MP David Lammy.

The next morning, the President and the Prime Minister will visit a defence site to witness a military demonstration and integrated UK-US military training. This will include a working lunch.

Later, Trump will travel to Scotland to prepare for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin slated for July 16 in Finland.

The president and first lady will fly on Friday evening to Scotland.

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