US president Donald Trump arrives at Stansted Airport

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US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for the start of a four-day visit, during which he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May as well as with Queen Elizabeth II during a weekend in Scotland.

Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew into London's Stansted airport on Air Force One, before they travelled by helicopter to the US Ambassador's official residence in central London.

It noted that numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, surrounding the visit of the President. "I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was and I don't mean that in a positive way". He claimed he was not trying to pit Johnson against his host, but added: "I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister".

"I partially won an election because of immigration", he said, also pointing to Italy's recent vote, in which Giuseppe Conte took government after campaigning on a populist anti-immigration platform.

Trumps presidency has recently been marred by the child immigration policy, which saw thousands of undocumented families pulled apart.

Speaking at a press conference following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, the president said he thought the vote for Brexit was primarily due to concerns about immigration.

But Mrs May's Chequers plan for a common rule book on goods with the European Union has been severely criticised by Brexiteers for failing to deliver on the historic referendum result and the United States is now questioning whether a trade deal is possible.

Trump watchers have kept a close eye on the first couple's public displays of affection, especially after the first lady was caught on camera clearly swatting away her husband's hand during a trip to Tel Aviv, Israel in May of a year ago.

Nick Hurd, Britain's Policing Minister, told parliament police expected more than 100 protests across the country, including two large demonstrations in London on Friday, and there were robust and proportionate plans in place.

In sharp contrast to the president 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.

"We'll see where it leads", Trump said.

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Campaigners behind the blimp, which was given permission to fly over London during the US President's visit to the United Kingdom, had hoped to bring it to Scotland and anchor it near Turnberry.

"We are committed to dialogue, including of course with those we strongly disagree with, and in government, we would find a way to work with his administration while also standing up for our values", he said, according to BBC News.

Trade and security links, Brexit and the Middle East are among the issues to be discussed by Trump and May.

He will then travel to Helsinki for a summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Protesters gathered outside the entrance to Blenheim Palace ahead of the scheduled dinner.

On Friday, Mrs May and Mr Trump will go to watch a joint counter-terrorism exercise by British and USA special forces at a military base.

The couples clasped hands in greeting and then stood on the steps of the house as a military band played Amazing Grace in front of the VIP crowd made up of business leaders and senior politicians. We believe that this publicly-owned facility should not be used for Donald Trump's visit.

The Police Commissioner for Lincolnshire later tweeted that "sadly" there were reports officers who put photographs of the "sorry conditions" on social media were being "sought out".

As well as in London, protests are expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff after Trump arrives here on Thursday. Although he will visit the United States ambassador's residence, he is largely avoiding central London, where the largest protests are expected Friday.

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