Donald Trump visit: What the U.S. president has said about the UK

Farage Blasts London Mayor for Allowing 'Baby Trump' Blimp: 'Sadiq Khan Is a Total Disgrace'

Farage Blasts London Mayor for Allowing 'Baby Trump' Blimp: 'Sadiq Khan Is a Total Disgrace'

"Numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, 2018, surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to the United Kingdom", the embassy's website states.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent Trump critic, gave his approval for the balloon to be floated, with a spokesperson saying last week that the mayor "supports the right to peaceful protest and understand that this can take many different forms". The dinner will include 100 ministers and guests, including people from a variety of sectors.

Some 50,000 people are expected to attend a protest against Trump's visit on Friday (July 13)-just one of several demonstrations that organizers have promised will be a "carnival of resistance."

And with a giant "Trump Baby" balloon set to fly in the air over multiple demonstrations, USA officials urged Americans to "keep a low profile" in the English capital.

In a frank exchange with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, Mr Khan said: "My views are irrelevant". She pointed out there are many issues that legislators have urged her to raise with her American counterpart. She said they will discuss security and defense, an aspect of the relationship that is causing anxiety for some British politicians.

He tweeted: "Reason I cancelled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for "peanuts", only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars". "They trust us with stuff on intelligence", he said. "They trust us on issues to do with nuclear missiles in a way that they don't trust any other country".

But that could change.

"The president of the United States of America will regretfully have the red carpet rolled out for him by this Conservative government", Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Yet according to David Wemer of the Atlantic Council, a new U.S. -U.K. trade deal isn't a high priority for the Trump administration. After a dinner for business leaders in Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, he will spent the night in the ambassador's residence in north London.

On Sunday he moves on to Helsinki to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for long-awaited talks on neutral territory.

Mr Trump will spend the weekend in Scotland where he has two golf courses and plans to play at least once.