Trump controversial visit to the UK
The 46th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump and his wife Melania are on a four day visit to the United Kingdom. The president has met with the Prime Minister, Theresa May and the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth.
On Thursday, the 12th of July, President Trump and his first lady Melania Trump arrived at the Blenheim Palace for a black-tie business dinner. They were welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip. May is eager to secure a trade deal with the U.S. after the U.K. departs the EU next year as this could determine whether Brexit will be a success or not.
Moments after a controversial interview was released by British tabloid, The Sun in which Donald Trump endorsed May’s rival, Boris Johnson, and claimed that May ignored his advice and “wrecked” Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union. As true to his form as always , Trump claimed that the supposed one on one interview is “fake news”. Both leaders also held a press conference on Friday about their hopes of striking a UK-US trade deal with no bars post-Brexit. Theresa May also defended the country’s immigration policies.
The president also meet with Queen Elizabeth at the Windsor castle prior to the press conference. The two of them met for afternoon tea which lasted for almost an hour. The Queen inspected the Guard of Honour alongside President Trump. He seemed very delighted in the castle as he was photographed grinning happily inside the Queen’s home.
On the other side of the news , a massive protest was organised for Donald Trump in the streets of the United Kingdom. A massive blimp- “Trump Baby”, a six-metre (19.7ft) balloon depiction of the property mogul as a nappy (or diaper) wearing infant, complete with mobile and tan lines was flow with permission from the government along the streets. A protest which had about 250, 000 protesters carrying various placards happened along Regent Street.