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Trump toasts to British alliance and 'a great, great' Queen Elizabeth

Trump toasts to British alliance and 'a great, great' Queen Elizabeth

The over-sized inflatable Trump first took to the skies above Parliament Square in July 2018, in protest against the US President's visit to the capital, and his policies.

Minutes before touching down, Mr Trump criticised Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with whom he has clashed in the past.

".Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a awful job - only half his height".

Khan described Trump as "just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat" and compared the language he had used to that of the "fascists of the 20th century".

Khan supporters have previously accused Trump of being racist against London's first Muslim mayor.

Et tu, Theresa? Outgoing Prime Minister May is more likely now to freely speak her mind around Trump, given that she only has a few days left in office.

A four-course meal, more than 2,000 pieces of silver-gilt cutlery and a toast to the queen: Donald Trump enjoyed an opulent state banquet hosted by Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

The Trumps then visited Westminster Abbey, where they laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

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The bad blood between Trump and Khan goes back to 2017 after exchanging remarks on security in London as the president said some of London city were no go areas due to extremism - a claim which was dismissed by British police.

Trump was also slated to conduct his first presidential visit to Ireland, which will include a stay at his coastal golf club.

A large crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace as they awaited the arrival of Trump.

But Mr Trump's grand occasion was more trade and business than showbusiness.

Javid said he would not want a foreign company to have "access to our very sensitive tech communications", while Hunt told USA television station CBS the United Kingdom would not make any decision that would affect its ability to share intelligence with the US. He proceeded to call it "un-British to be rolling out the red carpet" for such a leader, noting that such behavior "flies in the face of the ideals America was founded upon-equality, liberty and religious freedom".

A large-scale demonstration is expected in the United Kingdom capital on Tuesday, when thousands are planning to gather to voice their opposition against Trump's visit.

The UK-US "special relationship" was already under strain over different approaches to Iran, the use of Chinese technology in 5G networks, climate change, and Trump's personal politics.

In addition to the Trump baby blimp, the Metro reported, a "16ft talking robot of Mr. Trump sitting on a gold toilet is also expected to make an appearance". May has been forced out by her Tory caucus largely because she couldn't deliver on Brexit and get the country out of the European Union by the March 29, 2019, deadline.


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