Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis

Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis

Hosted by the Queen, the President and First Lady of the United States were welcomed into the opulent Buckingham Palace ballroom.

Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for Donald Trump on Monday, with Queen Elizabeth leading the pomp and pageantry in honour of the USA president whose interventions into London's political crises threatened to overshadow the visit.

Earlier, Mr Corbyn tweeted: "Tomorrow's protest against Donald Trump's state visit is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he's attacked in America, around the world and in our own country - including, just this morning, Sadiq Khan".

Even before Air Force One touched down north of London, Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against London Mayor Sadiq Khan, leader of the world city where Trump will stay for two nights while partaking in a state visit full of pomp and circumstance.

Most recently, Khan said: "President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat".

"This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the President of the United States", the spokesman added.


Their itinerary includes lunch and a formal dinner with Queen Elizabeth, tea with heir Prince Charles, and a tour of Westminster Abbey, coronation church of English monarchs for 1,000 years.

Trump is set to travel to Normandy later this week to commemorate 75 years after the Allied invasion of France.

The museum says it hopes to add the Trump blimp to its collection, along with an inflatable depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan that has been flown by Trump supporters.

On landing, Trump sent out a tweet calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan a "stone cold loser" after the mayor criticised the British government's decision to offer a state visit to the U.S. president.

Ahead of the visit, he had called on Britain to leave the European Union without a deal if Brussels refuses to meet its demands and urged the government to send Farage into the negotiations. "We will be standing up to normalizing a racist, misogynist, Islamophobic leader who is a climate crisis denier", said Mohammed Ateek, who is part of The Stop Trump Coalition.

But Trump's visit also comes at a fraught time in British politics, with Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 over the country's Brexit turmoil.


Trump's arrival in the capital is due to be followed by a protest through central London against the visit on Tuesday, with the "Trump baby" blimp made for his visit past year due to put in an appearance.

The far-leftist, who will be speaking at the event, said that he would be there to support those the President had "attacked" in the US, "around the world and in our own country - including, just this morning, Sadiq Khan".

Trump responded in a tweet calling Khan a "stone cold loser".

That process will be inherited by her successor, with no clear path to a resolution among sharply divided parties.

Several British opposition leaders and parliament speaker John Bercow have also turned down invitations to attend Monday's banquet with the queen in protest of Trump policies and behavior.

Trump will also make his first presidential visit to Ireland on Wednesday.


Trump said in an interview with The Sun last week that Markle was "nasty" about him - a claim which he denied, despite the paper posting a recording of the interview.

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