Blimps "Make Me Feel Unwelcome", Says Trump As He Arrives In UK


After intensive talks at Chequers in the wake of an interview in which he said the Prime Minister's Brexit plans would kill off a trade deal with America, the U.S. president told Mrs May "whatever you do is OK with me" but urged her to "make sure we can trade together".

According to The Sun, Trump said May not only ignored the advice he gave her on Brexit, but has gone "the opposite way", leading to "very unfortunate results".

Trump went as far as to suggest that a "soft" Brexit could endanger any unilateral trade deal reached between the United States and the U.K. It was led to an extremely awkward situation, since the two were slated for meetings and the joint press conference after he criticized her and praised her political rival and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who Trump said would be good at May's job.

With its straw-blond hair, questionable face tan and unmistakably out-of-proportion hands, a blimp meant to depict President Donald Trump as a screaming baby flew outside the Parliament building in London Friday. "One of the reasons I got elected was because of immigration, I felt that Brexit had the upper hand, and most people didn't agree with me".

May said the USA was "keen" to do a deal with the United Kingdom, adding: "We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world".

Mr Trump's comments emerged as Mrs May pulled out all the stops to entertain the president and wife Melania with an evening of pomp and ceremony at Blenheim Palace. I haven't been there in a long time. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. Trump said Khan has done a "very bad job on crime" and a "very bad job on terrorism".

Asked about Trump's comments, May said: "We're delivering on the vote of the British people to take back control of our money, our laws and our borders".

During the press conference, Mr Trump - who regularly accuses the U.S. media of "fake news" over its coverage of him - also clashed with a reporter from the American NBC network, describing it as "possibly worse than CNN".

Now, the two leaders will face the uncomfortable questions stemming from that interview, which emerged while Trump was still at a gala dinner May threw in honor of his visit.

A number of protests against his visit are taking place. I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you'd like. "There will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", she said.

He is due to meet the Queen later today at Windsor Castle before flying to Scotland, where he will play golf at one of the courses he owns, in Turnberry.

Britain "is in somewhat turmoil", Trump said before departing Washington, remarking that dealing with Putin might surprisingly be the easiest part of the European trip.

He said: "If you remember I was opening Turnberry the day before Brexit".

In the Sun story, Trump also criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the city's first Muslim mayor who's been highly critical of Trump's immigration policies.