After Trump’s tumult, time for tea with the queen

After Trump’s tumult, time for tea with the queen

Half-shaded by a tent, Queen Elizabeth II stood in a blue hat and coat in blazing sunshine waiting for the President and First Lady Melania Trump to arrive. The protests come one day after Trump referenced the unflattering balloon during an explosive interview with British tabloid publication The Sun, saying how Londoners make him feel "unwelcome". There are a lot of do's and don'ts when meeting Her Majesty, including allowing the Queen to initiate body contact and letting her take the lead when walking, and Trump seemed to struggle a bit with the latter.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker, reporting from London, said Trump is seen as a "divisive figure" by the protesters. I haven't been there in a long time.

The biggest protests are set for Friday, when demonstrators plan to march through central London and float a huge balloon depicting Mr Trump as a baby in diapers over the Houses of Parliament.

He wrote on Twitter that although Londoners admire the US, they "find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city's values of inclusion, diversity, and tolerance".

"I think he just didn't quite know what he was supposed to be doing and probably wondered where she had got to at that moment".

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His visit comes after he accused his beleaguered host of failing to deliver on voters' intentions when they chose to quit the EU. President Donald Trump landed in London after leaving a 2-day summit in Brussels where he claimed victory on defense spending.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through London on Friday to demonstrate against the USA president's visit.

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", Mr Trump told the Sun, referring to Ms May's Brexit proposals. "The fact that [the blimp] may cause offense to somebody isn't a good reason to deter the hard-fought rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression", Khan said. "I think you're doing an incredible job".

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee, reporting from Buckinghamshire, said that Trump's helicopter landed around 10:00 GMT ahead of the meeting.

The president and his wife were given a red carpet welcome by British Prime Minister Theresa May with a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night.

The two leaders are due to hold bilateral talks at Chequers this lunchtime, followed by a joint press conference. I think she represents her country so well", he said, adding: "If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake.

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