Trump visit to United Kingdom begins on awkward note

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are met by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip at Blenheim Palace where they are attending a dinner with other specially invited guests and business leaders near Oxford

Donald Trump has arrived in Britain for talks with Theresa May just hours after attacking the Prime Minister's Brexit plan and highlighting Cabinet divisions.

Trump has frequently angered British politicians: May criticised him for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group late previous year. He said she ignored his advice and went "the opposite way", adding that he believed the results have been "very unfortunate". Amnesty International yesterday unveiled a 15-metre banner on Vauxhall bridge opposite the US Embassy branding him a "Human Rights Nightmare".

In contrast to the president's sharp words, Trump's first event in England was an oasis of warm greetings at an evening reception at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, the larger-than-life British leader cited by the president as a model of leadership. His schedule has been carefully created to avoid planned protests, including the flying of a giant "baby Trump" balloon.

"[Until] I remember her desperate rush to invite him, her repeated reluctance to criticise his Muslim ban or caging of children, her chasing him for a bad trade deal".

Ahead of Trump's arrival today, Mrs May said: "When we leave the European Union we will begin to chart a new course for Britain in the world and our global alliances will be stronger than ever". He was flown by helicopter to the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom at Regent's Park, central London, where a large steel security fence has been erected.

May will host a black-tie dinner for Trump there, attended by senior ministers and about 100 business leaders, including from Blackstone group, Blackrock, Diageo, McLaren and Arup. "I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly, whatever they work out".

Mr Trump was also full of praise for the Prime Minister, saying: "She's a very tough negotiator". I think she is a nice person.

Reiterating the U.S. and UK's "special relationship", May said: "There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the United States and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead".

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The Trumps had earlier arrived at Stansted after a stormy North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium. "I think he's got what it takes, and I think he's got the right attitude to be a great prime minister".

"Whatever you do is OK with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters".

"Scottish Secretary David Mundell greeted the president at Prestwick on Friday night and said: "(Mr Trump) said he had been in Scotland many times and was very pleased to be here as president.

As he began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday, Trump, a major supporter of Brexit, told The Sun that he had advised May to go about leaving the European Union in a different way but was ignored. I know they have had a lot of resignations.

The Labour member said: "A dash of Islamophobia lobbed at Sadiq Khan who he blames for terrorism".

The president is set to largely avoid mass protests planned for his controversial trip, which includes talks with May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland.

More than 60,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday when protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

In a wide-ranging news conference alongside May, which followed a meeting at the prime minister's country estate, Chequers, Trump also said that immigration had been "very bad for Europe" and is changing the culture there.

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