Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

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


The Trump plane landed at Aberdeen Airport on Thursday morning.

That turmoil includes the resignations of May's Brexit and foreign ministers over her plan to retain close ties with the European Union after leaving the bloc in March. May's cabinet - was a friend of his.

The US President described Britain as a "pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and suggested his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday could be easier.

Speaking at an impromptu press conference after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels Trump said the British people shared his concerns on immigration, claiming "that's why Brexit happened".

"The people voted to break it up (Britain's ties with the EU)", Trump told a press conference.

Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after Brexit, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.

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Instead, the couple arrived via helicopter and was driven by presidential limousine onto the property, where they were welcomed by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip.

Donald Trump says May's Brexit plan is not what British people voted for.

"There will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", she said. She also said that it's an opportunity to strengthen cooperation on security.

Among the crowd of protesters outside American man Martin Williams, who works at Oxford University, called Mr Trump a dictator. Around 50 percent think the visit should go ahead, compared with 37 percent who think the visit should be canceled.

They believe the publicly-owned facility should not be available to Trump, whose US Muslim travel ban has been heavily criticised around the world, but the Scottish Government said ministers do not intervene on how the airport is run.

"I think they like me in the UK".

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Another man, who did not wish to give his name, said: "It was very complimentary to England and to the allies that we have, very positive".

The largest demonstration is expected in central London on Friday where a giant "Trump baby" balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said mockingly of Mr. Trump's policies. She's planning to attend anti-Trump protests.

On Friday, demonstrators are expected to gather near Chequers, the Prime Minister " s country residence, where Prime Minister May and President Trump will hold a working lunch.

On his first visit to the UK since taking office, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday and then have tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle before flying off to Scotland to, as he so often does back home in the United States, spend the weekend at one of his private golf courses.

But Drew, an American student who lives here in the United Kingdom, won't be among the demonstrators.

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