The Trumps meet Queen Elizabeth II
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jul 14, 2018,
Jul 14, 2018, 2:55
As a giant Trump-baby balloon roamed the streets of London, and the city erupted in massive protests, the real Donald Trump visited Windsor Palace on July 13 for his first official meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, along with first lady Melania Trump.
Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump says he feels "unwelcome" in England's capital and a 20ft "Baby Trump" blimp made in his likeness is to blame.
But this draws stark comparison to Donald Trump's meeting with Theresa May, which was strained after he declared in an interview with The Sun no trade deal would take place between the U.S. and United Kingdom should she deliver a soft Brexit.
He claimed he was not trying to pit Johnson against his host, but added: "I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister". I haven't been there in a long time.
'I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London, ' he added.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised 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.
The band played "hands across the sea" to mark the links between the two countries before she led her guests into the castle for that most English of engagements: tea.
"Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn't exist ten or 15 years ago". "He has done a awful job. He has done a awful job". "The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms", Khan's office told Sky.
Trump had said that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the USA "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of the UK.
Their tea date was expected to last about 40 minutes before the Trumps depart from London and head to Scotland, where they'll stay at Trump Turnberry ahead of the president's meeting Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. In London, a screaming orange baby balloon will be featured in the anti-Trump protest. "What is interesting is Trump is not criticising mayors of those cities, but he is criticising me", he told the BBC's Today programme.