Trump stokes Britain's Brexit turmoil at start of visit

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But as President Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday, he will find plenty of people who think it is more important to oppose him than it is to nurture U.S. -U.K. ties.

Mass protests are expected to greet Donald Trump as he arrives for his first visit to Britain as president.

In January, the US president canceled a planned visit to London to open the new US Embassy, calling it a bad deal in a poor location.

Demonstrators will gather near Chequers where Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold a lunch.

Evie is also excited to see the planned "Trump baby" blimp which is due to fly over London and Scotland when he visits.

Americans in London have been warned to "keep a low profile" during the trip, while a crowd-funded "Trump Baby" blimp has been cleared for take-off on Friday morning outside Parliament House.

"I said "If the President is coming to town I'll call it the Trump Arms", he said.

On Friday evening, Trump and the First Lady whisk up to Scotland for a weekend of golf and relaxation - and more protests outside his resort.

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Mr Mundell said he is looking forward to welcoming the president.

"I have North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, I have the United Kingdom, which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin", Trump said when he departed on Tuesday.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, said he regretted that May's government would roll out the red carpet for Trump.

The trip includes meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, who has described the U.S. as Britain's strongest ally, and is determined to secure a trade deal after the country acts on Brexit and leaves the European Union in March 2019.

Later, Trump will go to Windsor Castle for tea with the 92-year-old queen.

"If Trump truly wanted to emulate Churchill, he would celebrate the peace and prosperity of Europe and seek to strengthen rather than destroy trans-Atlantic ties", said Amanda Sloat, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former State Department official in the Obama administration.

A protest was expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the venue for President Trump " s black-tie dinner with Theresa May.

The state visit has never been scheduled - there is fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning, among other things, that Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the USA ambassador's handsome residence near Regents Park rather than in Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle as a guest of the queen.

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