Giant 20ft Donald Trump baby balloon takes flight in London

Leroy Wright
July 14, 2018

Brian Klaas said: "A lot of Brits waking up this morning to Trump's Sun interview and hoping Theresa May steals a few lines from Hugh Grant in Love Actually, calling the American president a bully and then doing this..." Thousands of protesters were expected to gather outside the luxurious residence later Thursday.

John Rees of the Stop the War group said in reference to Trump: "He's a wrecking ball for race relations, he's a wrecking ball for prosperity, he's a wrecking ball for women's rights, he's a wrecking ball for any peace and justice in this world and we have to stop him".

On Friday, Mr Trump will hold talks with the prime minster at Chequers before meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Murray says that the city "rediscovered its sense of humor" in granting permission to "Trump baby".

"A friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. There's one way to deal with an American president who pulls this crap on your soil".

Mr Trump arrives Thursday afternoon following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and largely avoids the capital's centre and the protesters.

Trump, however, soured that relationship many times.

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The US president's brash style and hardline "America First" policies have caused consternation across Britain's political spectrum and society.

And so, if you happen to be in London this week, you won't want to miss basking in the shadow of one enormous orange flying Trump Baby. "We are cracking down right now on the European Union because they have not treated the United States fairly on trading".

Trump, in an interview with Britain's Sun newspaper, criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying he had not been "hospitable" to the USA government. During a state visit, foreign leaders are invited to address the British Parliament ー Trump will not be given that chance.

Although this is Trump's first official trip to the United Kingdom, he has been invited before. "The British are pretty gentle people". Still, lawmakers have had no qualms about publicly calling Mr. Trump a demagogue and a fool.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticized by Trump in the Sun interview for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the US president. All of this controversy gives him energy, so he enjoys that'.

The state visit was never actually scheduled - there has been fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning among other things that Mr. Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the US ambassador's handsome residence near Regents Park, rather than at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle as a guest of the queen.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who signed off on the so-called "baby Trump" blimp, defended the decision Thursday, arguing the protests were not anti-American but emblematic of free speech.

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