Donald Trump Lands In A UK \'in Turmoil\'; Baby Blimp Awaits

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Theresa May will be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump later today but the reception from the rest of the UK is unlikely to be quite-so-warm.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit streets across in a number of protests against the US president’s visit.

The main Stop Trump rally in London is expected to see at least 70,000 people while there are smaller events by the group in other towns and cities.

>>> The Trump Baby Blimp is inflated during a practice test, at Bingfield Park in north London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 10, 2018. The six-metre high blow-up caricature depicting Mr Trump as a baby wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone was given the green light by the Greater London Authority to fly near Parliament. Photo credit should read: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
The Trump Baby Blimp is set to take flight tomorrow morning. (Picture: PA)

The Trump baby blimp is also expected to fly across Westminster while women’s and equality groups are also staging their own events.

Many Britons remain deeply opposed to his four-day visit.

A YouGov poll shows 77% had an unfavourable opinion of the president and just 50% thought his visit should go ahead.

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Ian Blackford, SNP leader in Westminster, said: ‘From the public, the welcome will be far from warm.’

He noted there would be protests across the country against Trump’s ‘abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities.’

Trump and wife Melania will fly in today from Brussels and spend the night in London.

>>> U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One as he arrives at Melsbroek Military airport in Melsbroek, Belgium, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is in Brussels to attend a two-day NATO summit. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One. (Picture: AP)

A high fence has been erected around the US ambassador’s central London residence where Trump will spend Thursday night and the embassy has sent out an alert warning Americans in London to keep a low profile in case protests turn violent.

Extra police have been drafted in from across the UK in the biggest police operation since the 2011 London riots and at a cost of £10 million.

Amnesty International is planning to unfurl a banner today which will face the US Embassy while there will be protests against his visit in Regent’s Park.

A separate rally titled ‘Together against Trump’ is due to take place outside Downing Street at 5.30pm today with around 5,000 people expected to take part.

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Tomorrow morning from 9.30am, a huge inflatable parody of Donald Trump will be flown over London.

The Trump baby blimp, which depicts the president as a giant baby wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone, was given the green light by the Greater London Authority to fly near Parliament.

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The blimp has been criticised with some people claiming that it is inappropriate.

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Around 70,000 people have already signed up to the Stop Trump rally in London. (Picture: StopTrump)

However Leo Murray, who was behind the crowd-funded move has dismissed those claims, saying: To people who are saying this is a childish and offensive protest… Donald Trump is a childish and offensive president so this is an appropriate form of protest.’

The main Stop Trump rally has been organised by writer Owen Jones and is called a ‘carnival of resistance’ to the US president.

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It says the aim of the protest is to ‘make it clear to the British government that it’s not OK to normalise Trump’s agenda and the hate and fear it has sparked.’

They plan to meet at 2pm outside the BBC building in Portland Place and then march through Regent Street and Haymarket to Trafalgar Square.

From 5pm, there will be a rally in Trafalgar Square.

Similar events by the group are also planned across the UK.

If you can't make it to London on #13july there are protests all across the UK. Find your nearest on our dedicated events and actions page#stoptrumpism #carnivalofresistance #togetheragainsttrump https://t.co/wHs0D00VAd

— Stop Trump (@UKStopTrump) July 12, 2018

A further 10,000 people are expected to take part in a separate women’s march along exactly the main London protest route, starting at 11am and ending in Parliament Square.

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There will also be a rally at 1pm in Glasgow’s George’s Square and another at 5pm in Albert Square, Manchester.

A number of people who support the President’s visit are expected to take part in a separate march on Friday.

Thousands of people are expected to walk to Whitehall via Vauxhall Bridge and Millbank, arriving outside Downing Street at 2pm.

The police have imposed restrictions on the Welcome Trump procession amid fears they are planning to join up with a demonstration to support jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson.

A campaign is also underway to get American Idiot, a 2004 song by Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart.

Trump himself is expected to miss most of the protests by spending very little time in London.

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US President Donald Trump and Theresa May will be talking trade at Chequers. (Picture: Splash)

When he lands at Stansted Airport, he will head straight to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where Mrs May will host the Trumps for a black-tie dinner with 100 guests and ministers.

The president and first lady will then travel to Winfield House, the American ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, where he is able to land by helicopter.

On Friday, Mrs May and Mr Trump will travel to her country home Chequers for a working lunch before meeting the Queen for tea at Buckingham Palace.

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The menu for the dinner at Blenheim Palace includes Scottish salmon, English Hereford beef filet and vegetables, and strawberries and clotted cream ice cream.

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While a working lunch at Chequers will consist of Dover sole, Chiltern lamb and vegetables, and lemon meringue pie.

From Friday evening the president and first lady will travel to Scotland where they will spend the rest of their trip before Mr Trump departs on Sunday evening.

>>> Protesters hold a demonstration outside the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland, ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump. July 11, 2018.
Protesters hold a demonstration outside the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland, ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump. (Picture: SWNS)

The president owns two golf courses there and he is set to spend the weekend at his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, which he bought in 2014, although there has been no official confirmation of his plans.

Today, protestors already arrived at the site to demonstrate against his visit.

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She was born on the Isle of Lewis before emigrating to the US in the 1930s.

On Saturday from noon, the Scotland United Against Trump protest will happen at the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood, Edinburgh.

Theresa May is hoping his trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help in forging a future free trade deal.

‘There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the US and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead,’ she said.

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Donald Trump will continue the tradition of meeting the Queen, pictured here with former leader Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. (Picture: Getty)

Her statement comes as the Tory party continues to implode over the future of Brexit and our trade relationship with the EU.

The president has already waded into the debate, saying Britain was ‘in somewhat turmoil’ and that it was up to the people if she stayed in power.

Trump has long been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after it leaves the EU, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.

The Trumps depart on Sunday for Helsinki, Finland, where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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