Plurality of Britons Support Trump Visit to UK

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May will host a black-tie dinner for Trump at the stately home that will be attended by senior ministers and about 100 business leaders, including the likes of Blackstone group, Blackrock, Diageo, McLaren and Arup.

More than 50,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday against his visit, although a counter-gathering to welcome him is also planned.

Supporters of Donald Trump say a protest baby blimp set to fly over London is disrespectful to the President - but one thinks he will actually find it "funny".

People wait to see the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Winfield House in London on July 12, 2018. Another 13 percent said they didn't know.

Donald Trump has claimed that his stance on immigration means people in the United Kingdom "like him a lot", ahead of his first official visit to the UK. Meanwhile, other protests will simultaneously be held at other places in the city, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan giving permission for a giant inflatable Trump baby to fly over Parliament.

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".

"I would love to say that I think this is going to be a hugely successful visit but I think it's going to be very hard", he said at a pro-Trump gathering in parliament.

They added: "Rather than an attack on one minority, Trump is an attack on the idea of diversity, and the ability for people to live their lives in a way that doesn't affect anyone else...this is about standing in solidarity with this is about protecting our right to be different from one another and to get along. I think that's why they voted for Brexit".

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Prime Minister May has abundant reasons to seek a close relationship with Trump - not least, the United States will be an even more vital trade partner once Britain leaves the European Union next year - but it is an uneasy embrace, given her opposition to many of his key policies.

Labour Party legislator Paul Flynn, who has criticized Mr. Trump in Parliament, says the USA leader has outraged Britons - and people around the world - with his harsh treatment of immigrants.

10 Downing Street said she would be meeting with schoolchildren and veterans on Friday, accompanied by Philip May, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's husband.

Britons' dislike for Trump became most apparent during the 2016 presidential campaign, when Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. "Now, for the benefit of all our people, let us work together to build a more prosperous future", she said in excerpts released in advance.

The leaders will then hold talks at the PM's residence of Chequers.

Trump next heads to Windsor Castle for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London.

Mr Trump had joked earlier this week that his meeting with Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday "may be the easiest" part of his European trip.

Protests are also planned in Scotland when he travels to play golf at his Trump Turnberry course.

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