British Republicans to show support for Donald Trump UK visit

Leroy Wright
July 12, 2018

The US embassy in London suggests he's not the only one who should do so: It told US citizens in Britain today (July 10) to "keep a low profile" for the duration of his trip-and to be aware of their surroundings.

Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium and will stay overnight at the central London residence of the US ambassador where a high metal security fence was erected outside.

Mr Trump is due to land this afternoon before attending a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace in his honour, where protesters will gather at the gates.

Friday will see a meeting between Mr Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May, as they will visit a defence site.

U.S. President Donald Trump checks time prior to a dinner at the Art and History Museum at the Parc du Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018.

Protests are also planned in more than 30 towns and cities around the country, including Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.

On Wednesday, the Guardian newspaper reported "the United Kingdom police mobilisation for Trump's visit would be the largest since the 2011 English riots", when London was shocked by five days of violence and unrest, with wild scenes of looting and arson, met by mass deployment of 10,000 police.

Trump nominates Catholic for Supreme Court
The report outlined in broad detail grounds on which to impeach President Clinton for his role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. More than half of that was royalty payments for the books he had written.

A working visit - like the one Mr Trump is making - may include some of the same activities as a state visit, but there are small differences.

U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson said Wednesday citizens are often advised to avoid public demonstrations and that he is not upset by the decision to allow the "Trump baby" balloon to be displayed near Parliament.

The protests have been planned and the big balloon is ready - Donald Trump is about to visit the UK.

As well as meeting the Queen at Windsor, also on Mr Trump's schedule is a journey to Scotland where he owns two golf courses and will spend the weekend.

Mr Trump raised eyebrows when he went out of his way to praise Boris Johnson after he resigned as foreign secretary, while insisting it was up to the British people whether Mrs May remained in office or not.

Scotland Yard said it has specialist plans in place to ensure the event will be secure and said in a statement: "We are preparing for a multi-faceted policing and security operation, involving the protection and movement of the president". After the visit, Trump will decamp to Finland for a one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER