US President Donald Trump is on his first official visit to the UK this week. On the first day of his visit, Trump and first lady Melania Trump were invited as guests for a royal dinner at the Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire by PM Theresa May.
Apart from a gala welcome, the US president was greeted by some protests as well. Thousands of protesters took to streets to demonstrate against Trump’s administration policies. Though he brushed off the protests, saying “I think they like me a lot in the UK. I think they like me a lot in the UK I think they agree with me on immigration. I’m very strong on immigration.”
Blasting the British PM on Brexit, Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with May’s proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.
The US president is also to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon.
The US president is set to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday. He arrived in London with the first lady Melania Trump on Thursday afternoon. Follow the latest news below.
Trump and first lady take tour of the Grand Corridor
During his visit to the Windsor Castle, Donald Trump and Melania Trump take a tour of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle on Friday.
Trump and the Queen inspect the Coldstream Guards
US President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspect the Coldstream Guards during a visit to Windsor Castle in Windsor
Coldstream Guards play the US national anthem at Windsor Castle
U.S. President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump listen to the Coldstream Guards, play the US national anthem, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II greets President Donald Trump and Melania Trump
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melanie Trump are greeted by Queen Elizabeth II, during an arrival ceremony with the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor on Friday.
After meeting with Theresa May, Donald Trump and the first lady pays a visit to the Queen for tea in the backdrop of protests in UK.
In preparation of Queen Elizabeth II and Trump's arrival
The Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, prepares for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Donald Trump,
Trump says PM May found his advice over Brexit too brutal
On the issue of EU, May says lots of people giver her advice on how to negotiate with EU, "my job is to get out there and do it."
Reacting to the comment, Trump agrees to have given a suggestion to PM May on how to to negotiate with EU and acknowledges that the PM may have found his advice on Brexit too brutal.
"Maybe someday she will do what I suggested on Brexit," says Trump.
People in support and against Trump's visit clash with each other
People oppose, left, and in favor of the visit of Donald Trump clash in London Friday. Trump's pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed Friday by an explosive interview in which he blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London's mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was 'losing its culture' because of immigration.
Trump says, "I told The Sun such good things about Theresa May."
While discussing EU, Trump said in the press conference that the way EU takes advantage of US is a disgrace.
In relation to his interview with the Sun newspaper, Trump says that he told Sun such good things about Theresa May. "PM May is a very tough negotiator, I think she will do very well. I would rather have PM May as my friend than my enemey," says Trump, reported Reuters.
Theresa May believes it is important that Trump goes into meeting with Putin
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that US is looking at trade deals with US and other areas including Pacific too after Brexit. She further says that it is important that Trump goes into meeting with Putin from position of strength and unity in NATO, reported Reuters.
'Russia-German pipeline will be discussed at EU and UK views will be made known there,' says the PM.
"We have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with United States in past and will show that further in future trade arrangements," says May.
Trump hopes to have a "very good" relationship with Russia President Vladimir Putin
Russia was among the varied topics of discussion for which May thanks Trump for his support is responding to the "appalling" use of a nerve agent in Salisbury.
Trump hopes to have a "very good" relationship with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and blames the "rigged witch hunt" in the US as the cause for strained relations with Russia.
Trump refers to Putin taking over Crimea during Obama administration and claims that, "Putin would not have done that if I was President then."
Demostrators continue to protests President's visit
While Trump and May hold their meeting, demonstrators protest against the visit of the US President holding banners, in Windsor.
"Iran must never possess a nuclear weapon,' says Trump
In a press conference, Theresa May say that discussion over Iran took place. Trump says that he agreed that Iran must never possess a nuclear weapon. "I encouraged PM May to sustain pressure on Iran," says Trump.
"For generations, our predecessors have gathered at this stunning retreat to strengthen a bond that is like no other. The relationship between our two nations is indispensable because of liberty, justice and peace," says May.
"The UK has left the EU but whatever you do is okay with us," says Trump
Addressing a press conference together, Trump says that 'our bond is like no other.' Trump further says that UK and US are bound together by a common language. 'We must never cease to be united,' says Trump, reported Reuters. Discussions between Trump and May included Nuclear non-proliferation.
Further, Trump said that they had a productive NATO meeting and thanked May on a range of issues, UK's contribution to the common defence, her help in the pursuit of a nuclear-free North Korea and forpursuing fair and reciprocal trade with US.
He further says that they are working hard to get the Democrats to back border security and calls UK a "special place" and says "my mother was born here so it means something extra perhaps a lot extra to me."
While Trump meets May, Melania visits the Royal Hospital Chelsea
US First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May, the husband of British Prime Minister Theresa May wave each other's national flags during a visit to British military veterans known as "Chelsea Pensioners" at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in central London Friday, July 13, 2018. The pensioners, known for their scarlet coats and tricorne hats are a cherished British institution and are often seen parades, state events and other grand occasions.
Demonstrators protest against Trump's visit in central London
Demonstrators protest against the visit of Donald Trump, in central London. Trump's pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed Friday by an explosive interview in which he blasted Theresa May, blamed London's mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was "losing its culture" because of immigration.
Protesters raise slogans outside Windsor Castle
Meanwhile, a man who gave his name as Kevin (L) and was born in the USA but living in London for 21 years protests against the visit of Donald Trump outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain.
"Will discuss the special relationship," says Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May says that the two leaders will discuss the special relationship and opportunities of a trade deal with Donald Trump, reported Reuters.
White House Staff and Secret Service arrive in US Marine Corps Osprey
A US Marine Corps Osprey sits in a field after carrying White House staff and Secret Service to a meeting between US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers in Buckinghamshire.
Trump's baby blimp deflates
Demonstrators slowly deflate a blimp portraying U.S. President Donald Trump that had been floating over Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, in London.
"We really have a very good relationship," says Donald Trump
President Donald Trump commented on the US-UK relationship as 'very, very strong'. The US President also laid down trade and military as the topic of their discussion for Friday, reported Reuters.
Donald Trump and Theresa May meet in Buckinghamshire
US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa meet at Chequers in Buckinghamshire on Friday.
Theresa May's Brexit plan kills hope of a US trade deal, says Trump
President Donald Trump criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy and said that it had probably killed off the possibility of a US-British trade deal. The US President also alleged that the British PM had failed to take his advice into consideration as to how to negotiate with the European Union, reported Reuters.
Trump baby blimp is up in the air
Protesters across UK have crowded under Trump's balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby. Protesters are overjoyed with the spectacle. Mia Parker, 50, from Pensacola Florida says she hopes the protest will encourage more people to get creative and organized in protesting Trump's policies, reported AP.
Demonstrators float a blimp portraying US President Donald Trump, in Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in London, Britain July 13, 2018. (Reuters)
British Finance Minister hopeful of a positive discussion on future trade between Trump and May.
As per a Reuters report, British Finance Minister Philip Hammond, on Friday said, 'The president hasn't yet had a chance to discuss with the prime minister the white paper, which was after all only published yesterday, and I know she's looking forward to the opportunity to discuss with the president how we can take forward the big opportunities for increasing trade and investment between the UK and the United States that she mentioned last night during the dinner at Blenheim,'
Demonstrators plan to mock Trump with giant orange baby balloon
London mayor hits back at Trump
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was 'preposterous' for the US President to blame a rise in crime in London on immigration.
'The idea that you can blame this on immigration from Africa is I think preposterous and we should call him out when he does so,' Khan told BBC radio on Friday.
Defending his decisions to allow 'Baby Trump ballon' to fly over Westminster, he said: "Can you imagine if we limited freedom of speech because someone might get hurt?”
Prime Minister May looks forward to speak with Trump about Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking forward to sitting down with Donald Trump to talk him through her Brexit negotiations, her spokesperson said on Friday to Reuters.
Earlier, the US President criticised the UK PM policies on Brexit.
Donald Trump UK visit- Day 2 schedule
According to Leading Britains Conversation website, this is what the schedule for Donald Trump's second day in UK looks like.
The President and the Prime Minister will visit a defence site to witness a demonstration of the UK’s cutting-edge military capabilities and integrated UK-US military training. They will then travel to Chequers for bilateral talks on a range of foreign policy issues. This will include a working lunch.
Theresa May and Donald Trump will host a joint press conference.The President and First Lady will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet The Queen. The Queen and Mr Trump will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. Mr and Mrs Trump will then join the Queen for tea at the Castle.
The Trumps will travel to Scotland, where they will spend the weekend. He will be welcomed by David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Donald Trump attacks London Mayor Sadiq Khan
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, President Trump revealed that he has been told about a 20-foot 'Trump baby'' balloon that will be flown above Parliament Square on Friday as protesters march. And that's why he doesn't feel welcome in London.
Slamming the London mayor for giving permission to the protestor, he further said that Khan is responsible for the terror attacks on the British capital and that he has done a 'terrible job' standing up to terrorists.
Trump blasts UK PM May's Brexit plan
The US president in an interview with Britain's Sun newspaper slammed PM Theresa May's Brexit plan saying "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal."
May has earlier said that she does not believe her Brexit plans should rule out a trade deal with the United States.
Thousands of protestors assembled outside London to Protest against Trump's administrative policy.
Trump, May to visit defence site on Friday; both will travel to the PM's country home Chequers the same day
President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May will on Friday visit a defence site to watch a demonstration of the UK’s military capabilities and “integrated US military training”. This will be followed by a visit to the Prime Minister’s country home Chequers for bilateral talks on a range of foreign policy issues including trade. (Image- Reuters)
President Trump will spend the night at Winfield House
The president and the first lady will then travel to Winfield House, the American ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park. (Reuters)
Trump will be hosted by the UK PM Theresa May at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Thursday evening
The US president arrived in London following a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday. Trump will head straight to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where Theresa May will host him and his wife Melania for a black-tie dinner with 100 guests and ministers. The palace will witness a military ceremony at its Great Court, performed the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh guards. Representatives from the UK’s financial services, the travel industry, creative industry, food and drink sector, engineering, technology, pharmacy and defence sectors will be present at the dinner. (Photo-AP)
US President touches down in Air Force One at London's Stansted Airport
President Trump has arrived in the UK to meet Theresa May and the Queen on a three-day "working visit". Air Force One touched down at Stansted Airport shortly before 2 pm on Thursday. Trump is set to avoid London during his time in the UK as mass protests are expected against his “zero-tolerance” approach to immigration and divisive rhetoric. (AP Image)