United Kingdom should be ready to leave European Union without a deal

United Kingdom should be ready to leave European Union without a deal

Trump's trip will also include D-Day commemoration ceremonies in both Britain and France, and a stop in Ireland.

The president also says Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, an outspoken advocate of leaving the European Union without a deal, should be given a role in the negotiations.

Prime Minister Theresa May's government has insisted a decision has not yet been made on Huawei's involvement in building a 5G network in Britain.

In an interview with Sky News, London's mayor Sadiq Khan weighed in on the president's visit, stating that Londoners find his policies "abhorrent and offensive".

Flying aboard Air Force One, the USA president and First Lady Melania Trump took off from an air base near Washington DC on Sunday evening local time and are due to land at Stansted Airport on Monday morning.

Trump praised Johnson on his last visit to Britain in July 2018, saying that he thought he had the skills needed to be prime minister, shortly after Johnson resigned in protest at May's handling of Brexit. And, despite President Trump's tetchiness, it is paramount that this is not forgotten at the start of another momentous week.

Trump repeated his backing for those candidates to succeed May who have said Britain must leave on the due date of October 31 with or without a deal.

Although the Queen has met 12 of the 13 USA presidents who have been in office during her reign, Mr Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom is only the third by a U.S. leader.

The US president and the First Lady took off from Joint Base Andrews near Washington DC at around 8.45pm local time on Sunday evening (1.45am BST) and are expected to land at Stansted later this morning. Asked if that included healthcare, he replied: "I would think so". "And they are gaining ground and winning power and influence in places that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago". They won't bring him in.

Trump on Friday used another newspaper interview to endorse former foreign minister Boris Johnson to succeed May.

Later, accompanied by the Duke of York, Mr and Mrs Trump will visit Westminster Abbey for a tour, and the president will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

Mr Trump will arrive in London on Monday and his stay will begin with a private lunch with the Queen, followed by tea with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.

"I like Nigel a lot".

A string of events have been prepared to honour the couple, including a ceremonial welcome in the Buckingham Palace garden before Mr Trump has the opportunity to inspect the Guard of Honour.

President Trump and his wife, Melania, should not receive the red carpet treatment when his "divisive behaviour flies in the face of the ideals America was founded upon - equality, liberty and religious freedom", the London politician said.

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