US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit

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"They like me a lot in the United Kingdom". "And I've spent the last eight months going all around the country, meeting people and getting their point of view of all kinds of people whether it's politicians or people working in factories.I don't feel that at all".

"The people voted to break it up [Britain's ties with the EU]", Trump said.

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route. I don't know if that's what they voted for".

"I'd like for them to be able work it out so it could go quickly, whatever they work out".

U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson said Wednesday that citizens are often advised to avoid public demonstrations and that he is not upset by the decision to allow the "Trump baby" balloon to be displayed near Parliament.

A group of protesters has also gathered outside a fenced-off area in Regent's Park, close to the entrance of Winfield House, where Mr Trump is staying and is due to shortly leave for the dinner.

Melania Trump's spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After spending the night at the United States ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park, London, Mr Trump will join the PM at a military base tomorrow to observe a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving UK and U.S. special forces.

The poll conducted this week said 63% found Trump racist, and 74% said he was sexist.

With Trump at all times will be a White House doctor and one of five rotating military aides who carry the nuclear "football" - equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.

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We're more than used to our best sports-stars and celebrities being picked up as "British" in the English media when they're on the rise, and "Irish" when they're underperforming or in trouble.

As thousands of people prepare to protest on the streets of London on Friday and as an inflatable blimp depicting him as a baby in a nappy is prepared to be flown above central London, Trump also claimed that he is in fact very popular in the country.

But Brexit champion Nigel Farage predicted there would be a "real clash" on Brexit.

May has had to defend Trump's visit in the face of fiery criticism from opposition lawmakers.

Trump flew in after a fraught North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he piled pressure on allies to double their defense spending.

LONDON-President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on July 12 for his first visit since being elected to office.

Russian Federation has strongly denied the charge. But one woman said Trump had given a "short speech" which she described as "lovely".

The trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

Most of the protests will take place that day in central London, the USA officials said, with some occurring the days before and after.

While it is not unusual for heads of state to visit Windsor Castle or meet the UK Prime Minister in her country home, it is quite unusual for an American president not to spend any time in London. He is scheduled to meet May and then Queen Elizabeth II before leaving Friday.

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