LONDON FALLING: US Embassy Warns Americans of 'VIOLENT' PROTESTS During Trump Visit

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

The President also backed down over threats to pull the USA out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after other leaders agreed to increase defence spending 'like they never have before.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, said he regretted that May's government would roll out the red carpet for Trump.

The US president has angered many in Britain in the last two years with a series of actions and pronouncements.

His visit is expected to be met with a number of protests in various cities including London - where the 19-foot Trump balloon is expected to fly over Parliament on Friday.

On the United States embassy: Trump cancelled his first planned visit earlier this year, saying the embassy's move from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair district to an "off location" at Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a "bad deal".

"It's important for us to send a powerful signal to those who are resisting and campaigning in America that we are standing in solidarity with them", Rehman said.

The protesters will gather here ahead of the visit by President Trump.

But the scale of protest comes as no surprise and is unlikely to annoy the president, Ms Elliott said. He's not coming here for himself.

Organizers of anti-Trump rallies say they are not expecting any trouble at all - and that it would be very unlikely for any hostility to be directed at ordinary Americans.

The President commented on the escalating crisis Monday, saying it's "up to the people" to decide if May should remain as Prime Minister. "I'm very strong on immigration".

"I just want the people to be happy".

The 36-year-old, who described Mr Trump's rhetoric as not "entirely to my taste", said she believes he is a proud American nationalist who has generally stuck to the pledges he made to voters.

But, while the balloon has led to significant media coverage in both the United Kingdom and the U.S., Ambassador Woody Johnson said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 that he sees the balloon as being out of touch with the broader views of the British public.

She says they have "turned a blind eye" to the situation.

Air Force One has touched down at London Stansted for Trump's "working visit" to Britain. "Everywhere he goes there are protests, so I don't think it really makes a big impression on him". They like me a lot in the UK.

Mr Morgan, the forthright journalist and broadcaster, hit back and questioned why the London mayor had not been so vocal over the visit of controversial Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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