Protests Greet President Trump As He Tours The UK, Hosted By PM Theresa May July 2018

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A US military aircraft returns to Winfield House, the London residence of US ambassador Woody Johnson, shortly after Marine One leaves with US President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump to take them to Blenheim Palace as protesters wave placards during a demonstration outside on July 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

On July 13, 2018, Chris Baynes of the Independent penned the following report penned the following report, “Trump London protests – LIVE: Baby balloon enters skies as government minister asks ‘where are your manners, Mr President?’

Key Points

“Protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit are taking place across Britain, as the president holds talks with Theresa May amid tensions over his criticism her Brexit plan.”

“A huge blimp baby depicting Mr Trump wearing a nappy is flying over Westminster, where a huge “ring of steel” has been erected for security before tens of thousands of demonstrators march through London’s streets.”

“Protests are also planned at Chequers, Theresa May’s country estate, and in Scotland, where the American leader will arrive on Friday evening after having tea with Queen at Windsor Castle.

Demonstrators gather outside Winfield House on Thursday, the official residence of the American ambassador to the UK, where Trump is staying.
Protesters chant and bang pots and pans during a demonstration outside Winfield House, the London residence of US ambassador Woody Johnson, where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are staying tonight on July 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It comes after the prime minister was rattled by the president’s latest intervention on BrexitIn an interview with The Sun, Mr Trump was heavily critical of the proposed EU deal thrashed out by Ms May her cabinet, warning it would “probably kill” any future UK-US trade agreement.

The US leader said he would have done the negotiations “much differently” and claimed the prime minister had not listened to his advice.

Link for live updates: Trump London protests – LIVE: Baby balloon enters … – The Independent

Others looked to popular culture for inspiration in their criticism.
Protesters chant and wave placards during a demonstration outside Winfield House, the London residence of US ambassador Woody Johnson, where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are staying tonight on July 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Jack Taylor/Getty Images
The protesters also descended on Blenheim Palace, where Trump had a black-tie dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday evening.
Protestors gather at the gates of Blenheim Palace where US President Donald Trump is due to visit for diner in Woodstock on July 12, 2018 in Oxfordshire, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
 Among the cruder banners was this one — labeling Trump
Protesters seen from a coach window hold up placards along the route at Blenheim Palace prior the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump 7/12/18 in Woodstock, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

6 comments

  1. Gronda, I think many future invitations to the US President will be reconsidered. Why would you invite a tempestuous man to your home if he is going to pee in your swimming pool? It is all about The Donald. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      His behavior was outrageous. His joint press conference was an improvement. He said he would not block UK from doing trade with EU countries but he would still do trade with UK.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Gronda, watching the press conference, I kept repeating a mantra of “don’t say something stupid.” He did not, thank goodness, but May was very Presidential and spoke of joint collaborations, while the US one spoke of very social things without much substance.

        To me, May showed a lot of class after her guest vilified her in the press. If the shoe was on the other foot, would he be as gracious? Keith

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        • Dear Keith,

          I have to give PM Mays credit for remaining professional under fire. I would hate to think what President Trump would have called her if their positions had been reversed.

          But PM May managed to get President Trump to behave better or could it be, the president knew about the Deputy AG Rosenstein latest indictments naming specific Russians who interfered in our US elections.

          Hugs, Gronda

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