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President Trump makes his UK debut

UK SOIL: President Donald Trump

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will arrive in the UK today (Jul 12) for a two-day working visit.

Mr Trump and his wife will spend their first night in Britain at Winfield House in the park, which is the US Ambassador's residence in London. Tonight, they will join prominent business figures that include one of Britain’s richest men, Sir Jim Ratcliffe at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

The President is arriving from Belgium’s capital after attending a NATO summit in Brussels after he sat down with leaders of the military alliance to discuss its spending on defence.

On Friday (Jul 13), he will join Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers before meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle, however, his arrival has not been welcomed by all.

Thousands are expected to protest across the capital, heavily led by Owen Jones' 'Stop Trump' rally, which will go ahead on Friday July 13.

Smaller demonstrations are also expected to be held across the nation including Devon, Dundee, Edinburgh, Belfast, Norwich, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.

Earlier this year, Mrs May extended an invitation for President Trump to visit Britain, which was met with backlash across the UK.

The decision was subsequently debated in parliament after 1.8 million people signed a petition to have the invitation revoked, however, it was ultimately Donald Trump who decided not to go ahead with a trip.

Ahead of Trump’s visit, the PM said: "There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the US and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead.

"The UK and the US already have a uniquely close partnership in the fight for democracy and global security and we share a global outlook across the vast majority of foreign policy issues.

She continued: "This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership.

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