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‘Stable genius’ Trump touches down in UK

‘Stable genius’ Trump touches down in UK

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", Trump said at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation press conference. As Trump argued the move towards Brexit is down to Britain having similar views on immigration to himself, he included Ireland in the talk, linking the country with United Kingdom member state Scotland. There will also be a "Stop Trump" march in central London expected to be attended by thousands.

The president and first lady will travel to Windsor on Friday afternoon to meet the Queen, before flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at Mr Trump's Turnberry golf resort. The balloon depicts the president as an angry orange baby, wearing a diaper and clutching a cellphone, ready to tweet.

The decision was met with disappointment from Scottish Green leader Patrick Harvie, who said: "We're used to seeing the President throw his toys out of the pram in the face of peaceful protests, but a tantrum about a balloon is quite unnecessary".

Protests are planned across the country, including one set to take place at the Aberdeenshire course on Saturday.

The city appears to not be the president's biggest fan - plans for a formal state visit were put on hold past year after hundreds of thousands of people threatened to protest.

Mr Khan defended the blimp baby: "There are two issues; one is the freedom to protest and the right to free speech and the second is our issues on President Trump".

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A YouGov poll released on Wednesday found that 77 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of Trump and just 50 percent thought his visit should have gone ahead. Both those accords were the result of years of painstaking diplomacy by European leaders, and Trump unilaterally trashed them.

Mr. Trump has been quick to criticize British society, telling an NRA convention in May that the British didn't have guns but had so much knife crime that one hospital was like a military war zone with its floors awash with blood - a statement quickly rebutted by British physicians and politicians. There was no vote and no ban was imposed.

He again postponed his visit in January this year after remarking that the relocation of the United States embassy in London was a "bad deal" made by President Obama, and that he was not interested in cutting the ribbon at the opening.

Trump's 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.

The State Department is warning Americans "to keep a low profile" and "be aware of your surroundings" this week.

Despite not being an official state visit, the Government is desperate to ensure the U.S. leader feels he is being treated with the appropriate level of pomp and ceremony. The state visit invitation was given to him personally by May just days after his inauguration before being postponed indefinitely. They added that as a whole, polled Britons have a negative view of Trump, but regarding his visit to their country, it can "broadly be described as negative but pragmatic".