Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's PM Amid Protests

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Even with an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at London Stansted airport for the American leader's first official visit to the U.K. Thursday morning amid an expected surge in protests.

President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid North Atlantic Treaty Organisation tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom on Wednesday downplayed the hype over a giant balloon depicting a baby President Trump due to float down the streets of London in protest of his visit this week - saying it doesn't reflect the views of the majority of British people.

The exterior of The Trump Arms public house, formally named The Jameson, which has embraced the arrival of US President Donald Trump for a visit by changing its name and decorating its interior with Trump memorabilia, is seen in West London on July 12, 2018.

Asked about his father's visit and US-UK relations, he said: "He has worked here for so many years, he knows so many people".

Will Geddes, an global security specialist who has been involved in past state visit planning, estimates Mr Trump has brought around 150 secret service agents with him.

At the same time, Trump will be touring a defense site with May outside of London. We believe that this publicly-owned facility should not be used for Donald Trump's visit.

Some 77 percent of Britons have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a poll by YouGov with 1,648 respondents.

But Police Scotland said it could not grant permission for the balloon due to the tight security surrounding the President's visit, which includes air space restrictions around Turnberry.

However, around 50,000 people are expected to descend on central London to demonstrate against Donald Trump when he arrives.

Gorgeous said that they have worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and other march organisers - along with the people behind London's planned LGBTQ+ Community Centre, which are providing stewards - to co-ordinate the day.

She listed Mr Trump's immigration policies, bans on some people entering the United States, his foreign policies, and lack of support for taking action on climate change as having affects across the globe.

But Owen Jones, a left-wing journalist and lead organiser of Britain's "Stop Trump" protests, disagreed.

Prime Minister Theresa May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a dinner at Blenheim Palace this evening.

Trump and his entourage will then travel to his golf course in Scotland, where he'll stay until heading to Helsinki for his Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The declaration was odd given the topic being discussed was whether the President would support a Hard Brexit for the UK. One person missing at the palace dinner, though, will be the queen, who will be hosting the president and first lady for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon.