Trump touts trade deal with Britain in visit marked by protests

Oscar Cross
June 5, 2019

He said he had refused to meet opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who criticized Trump at a protest in central London on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump is telling British Prime Minister Theresa May that she should "stick around" so that the US and Britain can do a trade deal. "It will be a very fair deal and I think that this is something that your folks want to do, my folks want to do, and we want to do and we're going to get it done". I think that people should look to do things correctly as opposed to criticise.

Trump said he wants to reach a "very, very substantial trade deal" between the United States and Britain after Britain exits the European Union.

Relations with China will be on President Donald Trump's agenda during his meetings Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The dinosaur expert, who usually makes models of prehistoric creatures, says people in Britain need to know there are Americans who don't support Trump.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for a three-day state visit.

May has been dogged by her failure to achieve Brexit and is stepping down this week as head of her Conservative Party but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen.

May announced her resignation last month.


Trump mentioned Boris Johnson, who has said the United Kingdom should leave the European Union on October 31, deal or no deal, and Jeremy Hunt, Britain's foreign minister who has warned against leaving without a deal.

The "Trump Baby" blimp, a giant balloon that depicts the president in diapers holding an iPhone, will serve as the focal point of the protests just a year after it dominated headlines during the president's last visit to the United Kingdom.

She will stay on as prime minister until her successor is found among 13 contenders who must make some hard choices before the twice-delayed Brexit deadline on October 31. Yet Trump, forever a counter-puncher, immediately roiled diplomatic docility by tearing into London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

It begins with Queen Elizabeth II holding a grand welcoming ceremony at Buckingham Palace, moves on to a formal tea with Prince Charles and ends with a state banquet Monday night.

The queen used her toast to emphasize the importance of worldwide institutions created by Britain, the United States and other allies after World War II, a subtle rebuttal to Trump, a critic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the U.N. Corbyn and his party are pushing for a general election that could see him lofted into the prime minister's office.

Food standards were also an issue at the demonstration and several protesters had dressed up as chlorinated chickens.

British officials are considering whether to let Chinese telecoms firm Huawei work on parts of the country's new 5G wireless communications network.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, is portrayed as a dark, foreboding cloud, invading Britain's airspace in the form of the pathetic "Trump baby" balloon that has been lionized by the leftist press in both countries.

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