Trump visit: London on LOCKDOWN as trip to spark protests

Trump visit: London on LOCKDOWN as trip to spark protests

Johnson and Trump are both critical of the UK PM's handling of Brexit, likening her plans as causing Britain to function like a "colony state" unable to make its own laws.

Protesters have also tried to gain permission to fly their balloon over the golf course where Mr Trump will play on Saturday, but Police Scotland have refused due to an air exclusion zone, which will be in place during the visit.

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. "They agree with me on immigration".

Although he will visit the United States ambassador's residence, he is largely avoiding central London, where the largest protests are expected Friday.

Protesters gathered outside the USA ambassador's residence in London, where the Trumps are staying tonight, and near Blenheim Palace.

May's government has recently been shaken following at least three resignations of senior members of her cabinet - including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis, following disagreements on how to exit the EU.

However, the force said there were a number of "possible alternative" locations in Scotland where the blimp could be based, raising the prospect of it flying above one of several planned protests.

Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday for a four-day visit, which is set to be met with mass protests, including a giant baby blimp version of Trump being flown over London.

Trump has clashed in the past with May - even though she is a conservative who shares his view that defense spending should be raised - and with her predecessor, David Cameron, who challenged Trump's anti-Muslim campaign stance as "divisive, stupid and wrong". "So I think that's the effect the balloon will have".

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Officials also say that they won't be able to confirm a child's parentage by the deadline if DNA testing is inconclusive. Of the 101 children under 5, about half are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trump will attend a gala dinner Thursday with British and American officials at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Mr Trump with meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen.

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

A large police presence has been building up outside the palace in Oxfordshire and BBC News correspondent Duncan Kennedy said about 500-600 protesters bearing placards were demonstrating before Mr Trump's arrival.

"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said of Trump's policies.

May was the first head of government to officially meet Trump as president, in January 2017.

He will then travel to Helsinki for a summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

But while Trump's Friday morning plans involve a visit to a military site with May, followed by their joint press conference at Chequers, the first lady is expected to remain in London, in the company of May's husband, Philip May.

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