Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’

In anticipation of the massive protests planned for President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy has warned Americans to "keep a low profile" in the English capital.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire for his approval of a blimp featuring US President Donald Trump dressed as a baby.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through London in protest against Mr Trump's visit and some of his actions during his first 18 months in power.

Demonstrators will gather near Chequers where Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold a lunch. Protesters have been inflating a blimp made to look like a baby version of Trump, and are preparing to fly it over Parliament during his visit.

Despite the welcome from May, many Britons are opposed to Trump's visit.

Like this go-round, protesters promised widespread backlash back in February amid the president's plans to travel to London for the grand-opening of a new USA embassy.

"The president of the United States of America will regretfully have the red carpet rolled out for him by this Conservative government", Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Widespread protests opposing President Trump's stay begin Thursday evening and continue through Friday night.

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". They like me a lot in the UK.

Mr. Trump, however, suggested before leaving a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday to head for London, that Britons in general agree with his policies, in particular his tough stance on immigration.

Trump - on his first visit to the country after taking office - will attend a black-tie dinner hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May and have tea with Queen Elizabeth at the Windsor Castle before flying off to one of his golf clubs in Scotland.

The Labour leader hit out at Mr Trump on the first day of his controversial visit to the UK.

He is due to stay overnight at the ambassador's Winfield House residence in London's Regent's Park, where demonstrators plan to play recordings of migrant children held in U.S. detention centres.

Later, Trump will take tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, a home to the royals for 1,000 years, part of a tour created to keep him away from protesters.

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