‘They like me a lot,’ says Trump. 100,000 UK protesters disagree

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An inflatable, baby version of President Donald Trump could be appearing over his golf course in Scotland this weekend.

A guard of honour, comprised of the Coldstream Guards, will give a royal salute and the Star-Spangled Banner will also be played.

"The United States commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is very strong", he said. "I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him".

Earlier today Trump gave an extraordinary press conference in Brussels after giving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders a bruising over defence cash, where he wrote off protesters and said Theresa May's Brexit deal probably wasn't what Britons voted for. "While it is reasonable for the police to put in place measures for safety, it would be unprecedented for such a major demonstration to be denied permission for a stage".

Trump slammed the "soft Brexit plan" while speaking at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels yesterday, saying it is "not what people voted for".

The US president and first lady will then join the Queen for tea at the Berkshire castle.

A leaflet for a protest against Donald Trump is seen amongst Labour party flags at the Solidarity Tent at Labour Live, White Hart Lane, Tottenham on June 16, 2018 in London, England.

While the visit has not been accorded the formal State Visit grandeur, May will seek to make up for it with a gala black-tie dinner hosted by her for around 100 guests in the spectacular setting of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. "I think meeting with people is great".

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

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Donald Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to spend enough on defence, at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Earlier this week, Trump said it was "up to the people" whether the prime minister stayed on after two senior Cabinet ministers resigned within hours over her Brexit policy.

"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", May said in a statement.

Trump's trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

Whilst Mr Trump's trip is not the full state visit he was originally promised, he was heralded by military bands on his arrival in the country and at Blenheim, and later today he will have tea with Queen Elizabeth.

Some 77 percent of Britons have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents.

Safety alerts are normally issued to foreign citizens by their embassies in times of political instability, terrorism, and natural disasters; but the US embassy in London has had to issue a "demonstration alert" on Tuesday ahead of planned protests for July 12 to 14.

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

U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson said Wednesday that 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.

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