US President Donald Trump is due to arrive in the United Kingdom for a four-day visit amidst a flurry of political turmoil and planned protests against him. Both of those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders - and Trump unilaterally trashed them. I'm 54 years old, we lived through pretty good times.
British pageantry was on grand display Thursday as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived on the historic grounds of Blenheim Palace for an exclusive black tie gala hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London's mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was "losing its culture" because of immigration.
Mr Trump told journalists he had been "reading a lot about Brexit". "People see him as a cheap huckster who happens to have an office we respect as president of the United States". "Britain is going to have to look right around the world for allies with which to do trade deals".
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"I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong", she said.
"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership". "I think they like me a lot in the UK".
A protest will also be held outside the president's Balmedie golf course in Aberdeenshire on Saturday, and it is expected there could be further demonstrations at his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire.
"The people voted to break it up [Britain's ties with the EU]", Trump said.
Her Majesty will greet the pair at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle and a Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, will gather to give a royal salute and play the US National Anthem in honour of the pair.
Scores of noisy demonstrators also turned up outside the U.S. ambassador's residence in Regent's Park in London where the president and first lady are spending the night.
They will then meet the Queen for the first time, at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland where the United States president will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire. In Scottish opinion polls, Trump has had consistently low poll numbers, placing dead last in a 2017 rating of leaders with a 20.1 out of 100. She also plans to shift the focus during the rest of Mr. Trump's visit, hoping to steer him toward talk about trade and the growing threat of Russian Federation.