Published On: Sat, Jul 14th, 2018

Trump arrives at Windsor Castle with Melania to meet the Queen

The Queen has welcomed President Trump and the First Lady to Windsor Castle. The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea.

A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US national anthem was played as the US visitors arrived for the engagement. Mr Trump is the 12th president to meet Her Majesty.

The Queen and President Trump inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. Mr and Mrs Trump will then take tea with the Queen in the castle. 

President Trump walked with the Queen as they inspected the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle where the US national anthem was played in his honour 

President Trump walked with the Queen as they inspected the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle where the US national anthem was played in his honour 

President Trump walked with the Queen as they inspected the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle where the US national anthem was played in his honour 

Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle after the US national anthem was played 

Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle after the US national anthem was played 

Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle after the US national anthem was played 

The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea

Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle 

Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle 

Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle 

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stand in the Quadrangle with the Queen at Windsor Castle where they watched the Coldstream Guards parade 

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stand in the Quadrangle with the Queen at Windsor Castle where they watched the Coldstream Guards parade 

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stand in the Quadrangle with the Queen at Windsor Castle where they watched the Coldstream Guards parade 

The Guard of Honour (pictured assembled in front of Donald Trump, Melania and the Queen) gave a performance of the US national anthem 

The Guard of Honour (pictured assembled in front of Donald Trump, Melania and the Queen) gave a performance of the US national anthem 

The Guard of Honour (pictured assembled in front of Donald Trump, Melania and the Queen) gave a performance of the US national anthem 

Donald Trump walks with Queen Elizabeth II through the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to inspect the Guard of Honour that welcomed him 

Donald Trump walks with Queen Elizabeth II through the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to inspect the Guard of Honour that welcomed him 

Donald Trump walks with Queen Elizabeth II through the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to inspect the Guard of Honour that welcomed him 

The Guard of Honour parades past President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and the Queen at Windsor Castle in Berkshire this afternoon

The Guard of Honour parades past President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and the Queen at Windsor Castle in Berkshire this afternoon

The Guard of Honour parades past President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and the Queen at Windsor Castle in Berkshire this afternoon

Marine One carrying US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Windsor Castle as the president meets the Queen 

Marine One carrying US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Windsor Castle as the president meets the Queen 

Marine One carrying US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Windsor Castle as the president meets the Queen 

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she reaches out a hand to the president at Windsor Castle as he continues his tour of the UK this weekend 

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she reaches out a hand to the president at Windsor Castle as he continues his tour of the UK this weekend 

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she reaches out a hand to the president at Windsor Castle as he continues his tour of the UK this weekend 

Donald Trump smiles as he passes the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he has met the Queen, who he earlier described as a 'tremendous woman'

Donald Trump smiles as he passes the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he has met the Queen, who he earlier described as a 'tremendous woman'

Donald Trump smiles as he passes the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he has met the Queen, who he earlier described as a ‘tremendous woman’

Donald Trump inspects the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he was treated to a rousing performance of his country's national anthem 

Donald Trump inspects the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he was treated to a rousing performance of his country's national anthem 

Donald Trump inspects the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he was treated to a rousing performance of his country’s national anthem 

The Guard of Honour - formed by the Coldstream Guards - passed in front of Donald Trump and the First Lady as they stand beside the Queen

The Guard of Honour - formed by the Coldstream Guards - passed in front of Donald Trump and the First Lady as they stand beside the Queen

The Guard of Honour – formed by the Coldstream Guards – passed in front of Donald Trump and the First Lady as they stand beside the Queen

Donald Trump took a seat in Winston Churchill's chair during yesterday's visit to Chequers when he was the guest of Prime Minister Theresa May

Donald Trump took a seat in Winston Churchill's chair during yesterday's visit to Chequers when he was the guest of Prime Minister Theresa May

Donald Trump took a seat in Winston Churchill’s chair during yesterday’s visit to Chequers when he was the guest of Prime Minister Theresa May

Donald Trump and the Queen inspect the Guards in the grounds, where the president was treated to a performance of the US national anthem 

Donald Trump and the Queen inspect the Guards in the grounds, where the president was treated to a performance of the US national anthem 

Donald Trump and the Queen inspect the Guards in the grounds, where the president was treated to a performance of the US national anthem 

The Queen speaks with First Lady Melania Trump as the President looks downward in the the grounds of Windsor Castle during his visit 

The Queen speaks with First Lady Melania Trump as the President looks downward in the the grounds of Windsor Castle during his visit 

The Queen speaks with First Lady Melania Trump as the President looks downward in the the grounds of Windsor Castle during his visit 

Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting the Guard at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting the Guard at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting the Guard at Windsor Castle

The President and First Lady stand with their hands on their hearts as they are treated to a performance of the US national anthem at the castle 

The President and First Lady stand with their hands on their hearts as they are treated to a performance of the US national anthem at the castle 

The President and First Lady stand with their hands on their hearts as they are treated to a performance of the US national anthem at the castle 

President Trump's visit has prompted protests across the country and he has today met the Queen after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last night 

President Trump's visit has prompted protests across the country and he has today met the Queen after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last night 

President Trump’s visit has prompted protests across the country and he has today met the Queen after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last night 

Coldstream Guards parade past US President Donald Trump, who witnessed them give a rousing rendition of his country's national anthem as part of his welcome 

Coldstream Guards parade past US President Donald Trump, who witnessed them give a rousing rendition of his country's national anthem as part of his welcome 

Coldstream Guards parade past US President Donald Trump, who witnessed them give a rousing rendition of his country’s national anthem as part of his welcome 

Donald Trump speaks with the Queen as First Lady Melania walks behind as they leave the Quadrangle following an inspection of the Coldstream Guards 

Donald Trump speaks with the Queen as First Lady Melania walks behind as they leave the Quadrangle following an inspection of the Coldstream Guards 

Donald Trump speaks with the Queen as First Lady Melania walks behind as they leave the Quadrangle following an inspection of the Coldstream Guards 

Melania Trump steps out of the Range Rover that escorted her and the president to Windsor Castle, where they have met the Queen today 

Melania Trump steps out of the Range Rover that escorted her and the president to Windsor Castle, where they have met the Queen today 

Melania Trump steps out of the Range Rover that escorted her and the president to Windsor Castle, where they have met the Queen today 

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend's tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend's tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend's tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend's tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend’s tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May 

The Queen looked elegant in periwinkle blue as she awaited the arrival of President Trump and the First Lady on Friday 

The Queen looked elegant in periwinkle blue as she awaited the arrival of President Trump and the First Lady on Friday 

The Queen looked elegant in periwinkle blue as she awaited the arrival of President Trump and the First Lady on Friday 

Every US president to have met the Queen 

The Queen has met every US president of her reign, except Lyndon B Johnson. They are listed chronologically here:

1. Dwight D. Eisenhower hosts the Queen at the White House State banquet on Oct 20 1957.

2. Queen meets Herbert Hoover in New York on Oct. 21 1957, more than two decades after he left office.

3. The Queen hosts President Kennedy at Buckingham Palace on June 5 1961.

4. Nixon meets the Queen Elizabeth at Chequers in 1970.

5. Gerald Ford meets the Queen at the White House on July 17 1976.

6. President Jimmy Carter meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on May 1 1977 and breaks protocol by kissing her.

7. Ronald Reagan meets Queen in San Francisco, March 1983.

8. President George H.W. Bush takes the Queen to her first Major League Baseball game on May 15 1991.

9. Queen Elizabeth meets President Bill Clinton at the Guildhall in June 1994.

10. George W. Bush hosts Queen Elizabeth at the White House in 2007. 

11. Obama and Queen Elizabeth meet at Buckingham Palace on May 24 2011.

The Queen looked elegant in a periwinkle blue coat and matching hat for the occasion while Mrs Trump changed out of the £1,550 striped Victoria Beckham dress she wore earlier today and into a cream skirt suit for the meeting. 

Mr Trump hailed the Queen as a ‘tremendous woman’ in his interview with the Sun today. 

He told the paper: ‘If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. 

‘You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman. My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her.’ 

President Trump and the First Lady arrived at Windsor Castle by Marine 1, landing on the eastern lawn – out of view of protesters who had gathered outside one of the castle gates.    

Earlier Mr Trump joined Mrs May in attending a military display at Chequers before a working lunch at Chequers. 

At a press conference outside the country residence he assured the UK-US relationship was ‘stronger than ever’.   

Mr Trump held Theresa May’s hand and apologised for accusing her of wrecking Brexit saying: ‘Whatever you do is OK with us’ as the PM’s political crisis turned into a love-in.

In an extraordinary press conference at Chequers, a contrite Mr Trump said there was a ‘bond like no other’ between Britain and the United States and said their ‘indispensable’ relationship was ‘the highest level of special’.

Mr Trump insisted he ‘absolutely’ believes the US will do a ‘fantastic’ trade deal with the UK, provided Brexit leaves UK free from interference from Brussels – 24 hours after he said it was dead.

Looking directly at Mrs May he said: ‘I don’t know what they are going to do but whatever you do is OK with me. Just make sure we are able to trade together’.

Mrs May said that they would be pursuing an 'ambitious' trade deal and Mr Trump said today was about celebrating the special relationship between America and Britain and said it was a 'bond like no other' as they fought to repair the special relationship

Mrs May said that they would be pursuing an 'ambitious' trade deal and Mr Trump said today was about celebrating the special relationship between America and Britain and said it was a 'bond like no other' as they fought to repair the special relationship

Mrs May said that they would be pursuing an ‘ambitious’ trade deal and Mr Trump said today was about celebrating the special relationship between America and Britain and said it was a ‘bond like no other’ as they fought to repair the special relationship

Donald Trump paid tribute to Mrs May 24 hours after he said that he was doing the 'opposite' of what he told her to do on Brexit

Donald Trump paid tribute to Mrs May 24 hours after he said that he was doing the 'opposite' of what he told her to do on Brexit

Donald Trump paid tribute to Mrs May 24 hours after he said that he was doing the ‘opposite’ of what he told her to do on Brexit

Donald Trump grabs Theresa May’s hand as they walk through the grounds of Chequers amid tensions over Brexit and trade deal

Donald Trump said that Mrs May was an 'incredible woman is doing fantastic job' and said the Brexit negitiations are a 'tough deal'

Donald Trump said that Mrs May was an 'incredible woman is doing fantastic job' and said the Brexit negitiations are a 'tough deal'

Donald Trump said that Mrs May was an ‘incredible woman is doing fantastic job’ and said the Brexit negitiations are a ‘tough deal’

Trump’s ‘fake news’ interview that left UK/US relations in turmoil

TRUMP ON MAY

‘I never said anything bad about her. I think she is a nice person. I get along with her very nicely.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT STRATEGY

‘If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it would probably kill the deal.

‘If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made.

‘We have enough difficulty with the European Union. No, if they do that I would say that that would probably end a major trade relationship with the United States.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

‘I would have done it differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me. She wanted to go a different route.

‘I would actually say she probably went the opposite way.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT DEAL

‘The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on. It was not the deal that was in the referendum.’

TRUMP ON FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY BORIS JOHNSON

‘I have a lot of respect for Boris. He obviously likes me and says very good things about me.

‘I was saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back at some point.

Asked if Johnson would be a good British leader, he said: ‘Well I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister.’

TRUMP ON LONDON’S MUSLIM MAYOR SADIQ KHAN

‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.

‘I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important. Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States.’

TRUMP ON LONDON PROTESTS

‘I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London. I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?’

TRUMP ON IMMIGRATION 

‘Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I think you are losing your culture.

After another extraordinary day on Donald Trump’s first tour of the UK, he revealed:

  • The UK/US trade deal is back on – 24 hours after he said Theresa May’s Brexit strategy killed it off;
  • Considers the recorded interview with The Sun ‘fake news’ and denies he criticised the PM, accusing the newspaper of ignoring all the nice things he said about her;
  • He believes that a Brexit no deal is not an option telling the PM: ‘You can’t walk away, because that means she’s stuck’
  • Mr Trump insists Boris Johnson is a ‘great man’ and would be an excellent Prime Minister, adding: ‘He’s been saying very good things about me as president. I think he thinks I’m doing a great job’;
  • He values US’ relationship with Britain above any other saying it’s ‘the highest level of special’  
  • UK and US are united fighting terror and snuffing out the nuclear threat of Iran and North Korea
  • Immigration is the biggest threat to Europe, saying: ‘I know it’s politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I’ll say it loud’; 
  • He insists that he is tougher than Obama and other US Presidents on Putin’s Russia ahead of their meeting on Monday

Theresa May and Donald Trump appeared together at Chequers just hours after he humiliated her over her Brexit plans that saw several cabinet members including Boris Johnson resign.

Mr Trump used their joint press conference to say the UK-US relationship was ‘the highest level of special’ as he sought to repair damage caused by his words ahead of his arrival.

Much of the focus was on Brexit, and his criticisms over Mrs May’s approach. 

He denied giving Mrs May advice on how to deal with the EU, saying: ‘I did give her a suggestion. I wouldn’t say advice.

‘I think she found it maybe too brutal because I could see that – I don’t know if you remember what I said. I did give her a certain amount… I gave her a suggestion, not advice, I wouldn’t want to give her advice, I’d give her a suggestion.

‘I can fully understand why she thought it was a little bit tough and maybe someday she will do that – if they don’t make the right deal she might very well do what I suggested that she might want to do.’

Mrs May said: ‘Lots of people give me advice about dealing with the European Union. My job is actually getting out there and doing it.’

Mr Trump gave a long defence of Mrs May but again said Boris Johnson would be a ‘great prime minister’.

He added: ‘He’s been very nice to me. He’s been saying very good things about me as president.

‘I think he thinks I’m doing a great job. I am doing a great job, I can tell you, just in case you haven’t noticed.

‘Boris Johnson, I think, would be a great prime minister.’

The president said he had breakfast, lunch and dinner with the PM on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch today, and now knows her ‘much better’. 

Mr Trump said: ‘I also said that this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job.

‘I mean that. And I must say, I have gotten to know Theresa May much better over the last two days than I have known her over the last year-and-a-half.

‘I think she’s a terrific woman. I think she’s doing a terrific job. And, that Brexit is a very tough situation, that’s a tough deal.’

The president also said Mrs May will do ‘very well’ in the Brexit negotiations.

‘She’s a very tough negotiator. I have been watching her over the last couple of days’, he said.

‘She’s a tough negotiator, she’s a very, very smart and determined person. I can tell you there are a lot of people that are looking up now that are saying ‘Gee whiz, she left a lot of people in her wake’.

‘She’s a very smart, very tough, very capable person and I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that I can tell you’. 

He added: ‘She’s going to do the best. The only thing I ask is that she work it out so that we can have very even trade because we do not have a fair deal with the European Union right now on trade.’ 

Pressed on his claims that immigration had damaged the cultural fabric of Europe, Mr Trump said: ‘I think it has been very bad for Europe. I think that what has happened is very tough. It’s a very tough situation.

‘I mean, you see the same terror attacks that I do. We see them a lot.

‘I just think it’s changing the culture. It’s a very negative thing for Europe. I think it’s very negative.’  

In a major U-turn Donald Trump said that Theresa May was doing a great job and and doing 'her best' to get a good Brexit deal

In a major U-turn Donald Trump said that Theresa May was doing a great job and and doing 'her best' to get a good Brexit deal

In a major U-turn Donald Trump said that Theresa May was doing a great job and and doing ‘her best’ to get a good Brexit deal

Donald Trump says he has got to know Theresa May much better over the past two days and said she is a terrific person

Donald Trump says he has got to know Theresa May much better over the past two days and said she is a terrific person

Donald Trump says he has got to know Theresa May much better over the past two days and said she is a terrific person

Mrs May hit back at the US President when he suggested that the UK may not leave the EU at the end of the Brexit process 

Mrs May hit back at the US President when he suggested that the UK may not leave the EU at the end of the Brexit process 

Mrs May hit back at the US President when he suggested that the UK may not leave the EU at the end of the Brexit process 

Nigel Farage predicts Brexit will be DELAYED after he admits he has been ‘winding up’ friend Donald Trump

Nigel Farage has admitted he had been ‘winding up’ his friend Donald Trump before his incendiary Brexit interview accusing Theresa May of wrecking it

Nigel Farage today predicted that Brexit will be delayed if Theresa May stays on as Prime Minister – after he admitted winding Donald Trump up about the UK’s departure.

The former Ukip leader – a close friend of the President’s – said he thinks ‘the establishment’ will conspire and Mrs May will decide to delay Article 50, which  enacts Brexit, later this year.

He also lashed the Tory leader branding her the ‘worst Prime Minister I have seen in my lifetime’. 

Mr Farage told  Channel 5: ‘May, if she survives, will go to Brussels and Monsieur Barnier, that charming Frenchman, will play for time and there’ll be a panic mid-September, a crisis in mid-September. ‘Oh, we’ve for for weeks to get this deal sorted, there isn’t time, let’s suspend Article 50.’

‘He said that if the PM clings on to power then  she will probably delay Brexit in the autumn.

He said: ‘I hope she goes. If she doesn’t go, what the establishment will try and do is to postpone Article 50, to postpone the date.’

He added: ‘ I hope she’s out within a fortnight, personally.

‘I mean, this is the worst Prime Minister I’ve seen in my lifetime in terms of her ability, her authority to lead. She doesn’t have it’.

Last night, Mr Farage  was quizzed on whether he had ‘wound up’ Mr Trump about Brexit and said: ‘We’ve had the odd chat about it, I like to have a chat with them (Team Trump).’

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, an ally of Mr Trump, said he was clearly ‘far from convinced’ by the premier’s assurances.

‘She has obviously told him today – don’t worry, a trade deal is going to be OK. And he has sort of, with a shrug of the shoulders, said well that’s good news,’ Mr Farage told Sky News.

‘But several times in that press conference he said, ‘as long as we can have a trade deal’. That shows me that he is polite, but far from convinced.’

Tory MP Nigel Evans said Trade Secretary Liam Fox now had to establish what was ‘doable’ under Mrs May’s blueprint. ‘Being handcuffed to the EU on trade is not Brexit and not acceptable,’ he told MailOnline.

MPs had made no effort to hide their outrage at Mr Trump’s behaviour towards Mrs May – with universities minister Sam Gyimah tweeting: ‘Where are your manners, Mr President?’

Tory backbencher Sarah Wollaston raged that Mr Trump was ‘determined to insult’ Mrs May.

In a sign of the growing chaos in UK politics, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry also leapt to Mrs May’s defence, branding him ‘extraordinarily rude’.

‘She is his host. What did his mother teach him?’ Mrs Thornberry said.

Today, with the special relationship apparently on a cliff-edge, Trump and May met at Sandhurst to watch military manoeuvres and meet the Special Air Service before before heading off to Chequers, the PM’s country house, for lunch on the second day of his four-day trip. 

Speaking at Chequers, Trump would not respond to questions about his explosive interview with The Sun but said: ‘The relationship is very, very strong. We really have a very good relationship.’ 

He added: ‘It’s a very productive two days. We arrived here last night. We had a dinner, where we have never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour and a half, and it was really something.’

May also made clear she would not be knocked off track by Trump’s suggestion she had ‘killed’ the chance of a trade deal, saying they would be discussing the ‘real opportunities’ to make it happen after Brexit.

Meanwhile, protests over his visit continued, with a giant balloon depicting him as an orange baby in a nappy inflated in Parliament Square and up to 70,000 people started to march through London.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan signed off on the Trump blimp and the US President last night accused him of abjectly failing to stop the wave of terror attacks on the capital last year. 

Around two miles away from Westminster first lady Melania was being given a tour of London by May’s husband Philip, starting at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where she enthusiastically had a game of bowls with Chelsea Pensioners and local children.

President Trump has sought to repairs wounds he inflicted on Mrs Mary over her ailing Brexit plans by saying their relationship has never been better

President Trump has sought to repairs wounds he inflicted on Mrs Mary over her ailing Brexit plans by saying their relationship has never been better

President Trump has sought to repairs wounds he inflicted on Mrs Mary over her ailing Brexit plans by saying their relationship has never been better

Donald Trump today insisted his relationship with Theresa May has never been better as they arrived at Chequers - hours after he embarrassed her by saying she was wrecking Brexit

Donald Trump today insisted his relationship with Theresa May has never been better as they arrived at Chequers - hours after he embarrassed her by saying she was wrecking Brexit

Donald Trump today insisted his relationship with Theresa May has never been better as they arrived at Chequers – hours after he embarrassed her by saying she was wrecking Brexit

Mr Trump put his arm around the PM as they walked in for talks overshadowed by some of his criticisms of her

Mr Trump put his arm around the PM as they walked in for talks overshadowed by some of his criticisms of her

Mr Trump put his arm around the PM as they walked in for talks overshadowed by some of his criticisms of her

This is the moment Donald Trump met Theresa May after dropping his Brexit bombshell and the leaders looked serious 

This is the moment Donald Trump met Theresa May after dropping his Brexit bombshell and the leaders looked serious 

This is the moment Donald Trump met Theresa May after dropping his Brexit bombshell and the leaders looked serious 

His visit has sparked mass protests and a controversial giant balloon depicting the US President as a baby in a nappy was inflated in Parliament Square just as Mr Trump's air entourage flew over (circled)

His visit has sparked mass protests and a controversial giant balloon depicting the US President as a baby in a nappy was inflated in Parliament Square just as Mr Trump's air entourage flew over (circled)

His visit has sparked mass protests and a controversial giant balloon depicting the US President as a baby in a nappy was inflated in Parliament Square just as Mr Trump’s air entourage flew over (circled)

Last night President Trump and Melania spent the night at the U.S. Ambassador’s home in Regent’s Park and were flown by Marine One to Sandhurst to avoid protests on the streets of London. 

Eurosceptics seize on Trump’s warning that Britain might NEVER make a clean break from the EU 

Eurosceptics today seized on Donald Trump’s warning that the UK might never make a clean break from Brussels as they ramped up pressure on Theresa May over her plans.

The US president suggested he is still not certain the UK will leave the EU.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, an ally of Mr Trump, said he was clearly ‘far from convinced’ by the premier’s assurances.

‘She has obviously told him today – don’t worry, a trade deal is going to be OK. And he has sort of, with a shrug of the shoulders, said well that’s good news,’ Mr Farage told Sky News.

‘But several times in that press conference he said, ‘as long as we can have a trade deal’. That shows me that he is polite, but far from convinced.’ 

Tory MP Nigel Evans said Trade Secretary Liam Fox now had to establish what was ‘doable’ under Mrs May’s blueprint. ‘Being handcuffed to the EU on trade is not Brexit and not acceptable,’ he told Mailonline. 

His extraordinary entourage of up to 1,000 staff, a giant motorcade led by his bomb-proof Cadillac nicknamed ‘The Beast’ as well as multiple helicopters including Ospreys containing U.S. Marines followed him there. 

After a half-hour with soldiers, Trump and May flew separately to Chequers. There, the U.S. president adopted a more conciliatory tone as he sat down for talks with the prime minister. 

Seated alongside the PM at her official country residence in Buckinghamshire, he said: ‘The relationship is very, very strong, we really have a very good relationship. We had a dinner where I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour or an hour and a half and it was really something.  

He added: ‘Today we are talking trade, we are talking military – we just looked at some incredible anti-terrorism things that are being done her in conjunction with the US.

‘And the relationship is very strong, we really have a very good relationship. Right now we are going to be talking about some other things in the Middle East and elsewhere.’ 

May said Mr Trump had done ‘a very good job’ at the NATO summit in Brussels in encouraging other member states to up their military spending, as it emerged the UK has ordered up to 200 AIM-120D air-to-air missiles for $650 million.

He responded by saying: ‘The Prime Minister and I worked very hard together at NATO. It was an incredible two days. It has never been more united, people are paying.

‘We are two of the five who are fully paid up but others are coming along rapidly.’

Earlier the White House tried to clean up President Trump‘s explosive interview, saying he likes May ‘very much’ and she is ‘terrific.’ He made no verbal response to questions about his explosive interview with The Sun. Ignoring a reporter who asked him if he regrets as he convened talks with May, Trump rolled his eyes and shook his head, signaling that he found the inquiry impertinent.  

Tens of thousands are gathering outside the BBC in central London ahead of an anti-Trump march ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square

Tens of thousands are gathering outside the BBC in central London ahead of an anti-Trump march ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square

Tens of thousands are gathering outside the BBC in central London ahead of an anti-Trump march ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square

Anti-Brexit campaigners are heavily involved in today's march, which could see an many as 70,000 people taking part

Anti-Brexit campaigners are heavily involved in today's march, which could see an many as 70,000 people taking part

Anti-Brexit campaigners are heavily involved in today’s march, which could see an many as 70,000 people taking part

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the UK because they believe he is sexist and racist and many are marching today (pictured)

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the UK because they believe he is sexist and racist and many are marching today (pictured)

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the UK because they believe he is sexist and racist and many are marching today (pictured)

Protestors wearing Donald Trump and Theresa May paper mache heads join the protest and many believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Protestors wearing Donald Trump and Theresa May paper mache heads join the protest and many believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Protestors believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Protestors believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Protestors wearing Donald Trump and Theresa May paper mache heads join the protest and many believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Days of protests are planned for The Donald's visit, including a march through central London todayand everywhere he is visiting

Days of protests are planned for The Donald's visit, including a march through central London todayand everywhere he is visiting

Days of protests are planned for The Donald’s visit, including a march through central London todayand everywhere he is visiting

The two world leaders shook hands ahead of crunch talks as Mrs May had to swallow his criticism of her Brexit negotiations 

The two world leaders shook hands ahead of crunch talks as Mrs May had to swallow his criticism of her Brexit negotiations 

The two world leaders shook hands ahead of crunch talks as Mrs May had to swallow his criticism of her Brexit negotiations 

America's commander-in-chief was scathing in his critique of the PM's Brexit negotiations and said she did the 'opposite' of what he suggested

America's commander-in-chief was scathing in his critique of the PM's Brexit negotiations and said she did the 'opposite' of what he suggested

America’s commander-in-chief was scathing in his critique of the PM’s Brexit negotiations and said she did the ‘opposite’ of what he suggested

A week after the cabinet agreed her Brexit white paper at Chequers, Mrs May was back with Jeremy Hunt (next to the PM) who has replaced Boris Johnson after he quit

A week after the cabinet agreed her Brexit white paper at Chequers, Mrs May was back with Jeremy Hunt (next to the PM) who has replaced Boris Johnson after he quit

A week after the cabinet agreed her Brexit white paper at Chequers, Mrs May was back with Jeremy Hunt (next to the PM) who has replaced Boris Johnson after he quit

Donald Trump waves to crowds as he leaves the London home of US Ambassador Woody Johnson as he spends a likely uncomfortable day with Theresa May after he blasted her over Brexit

Mr Trump has already had a bumpy start to his four-day trip with some critics saying he should not intervene in UK business

Mr Trump has already had a bumpy start to his four-day trip with some critics saying he should not intervene in UK business

Mr Trump has already had a bumpy start to his four-day trip with some critics saying he should not intervene in UK business

Marines salute their Commander-in-Chief as he gets on to Marine One and heads off to meet the PM

Marines salute their Commander-in-Chief as he gets on to Marine One and heads off to meet the PM

Marines salute their Commander-in-Chief as he gets on to Marine One and heads off to meet the PM

Today is Mr Trump's final day in England before he heads to Scotland, where his mother was born and he owns several golf resorts

Today is Mr Trump's final day in England before he heads to Scotland, where his mother was born and he owns several golf resorts

Today is Mr Trump’s final day in England before he heads to Scotland, where his mother was born and he owns several golf resorts

PM chooses Chequers to shmooze The Donald as trade deal talks turn tough after Brexit row

Donald Trump and Theresa May inside Chequers with their teams - under its impressive art collection many of them linked to the Oliver Cromwell era

Donald Trump and Theresa May inside Chequers with their teams - under its impressive art collection many of them linked to the Oliver Cromwell era

Donald Trump and Theresa May inside Chequers with their teams – under its impressive art collection many of them linked to the Oliver Cromwell era

Theresa May rolled out the red carpet at Chequers today as Britain’s tried to give Donald Trump a state visit in all but name.

The estate and Tudor building, which dates from 1565, were given to the nation by Lord Lee of Fareham in 1921.

Built by William Hawtrey and the first resident was Lady Mary Grey, younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, great granddaughter of King Henry VII, having been banished there for marrying without his consent.

In 1909, the house was taken on a long lease by Arthur Lee and his wife Ruth, and in the First World War it was turned into a hospital, before it gifted to then Prime Minister David Lloyd George, as a gift the nation as a country retreat for the serving Prime Minister as thanks for steering Britain through th great war.

The property houses one of the largest collections of art and memorabilia including fanous oil painting and even a diary of Admiral Lord Nelson. 

Among the facilities are a tennis court, upgraded by Tony Blair at the expense of a private benefactor, and an outdoor heated swimming pool which was installed by Sir Edward Heath during his premiership.

Chequers is maintained as an independent trust, on which ministers are represented, with none of the costs of its upkeep being met by the Treasury. It is staffed by the RAF

The 16th century estate has 1,200 acres of woods and farmland.

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump’s jibe that he has done ‘a very bad job’ protecting London 

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a 'very bad job' on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a 'very bad job' on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime.

The London Mayor questioned why he was being ‘singled out’ after Mr Trump renewed their feud in bombshell comments during his UK visit.

The president said Mr Khan was failing to tackle extremism and crime in the city – blaming high levels of immigration.

But Mr Khan said other major cities had suffered terror attacks, and asked why Mr Trump was ‘making it about me’.

‘He criticised the mayor of London – me personally – for the terror attacks we had last year. But the evil of terrorism has been grappled with in Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice,’ he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

‘Why has he singled me out?’ 

Mr Trump has clashed with the Labour mayor repeatedly in the past, including over his administration’s visa policy and most recently over Khan’s decision to allow a gigantic Trump blimp to fly over London.

Speaking to The Sun, Trump said: ‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.’

He added: ‘I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’ 

This afternoon, Trump was treated to a Guard of Honour as he arrived with Melania to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle for tea.

Despite not being an official state visit, the British government is desperate to ensure the U.S. leader feels he is being treated with the appropriate level of pomp and ceremony. 

He will then fly up to Scotland this evening before a weekend of golf at one of his resorts with his son Eric before jetting to Helsinki to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday.

May’s trusted Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan insisted Friday that the four-day trip had already been a ‘great success’ — but critics are saying Trump ‘should keep his nose out of British business.’ Some suggested the Queen should cancel her tea with him today. 

Protesters have pledged to follow him wherever he goes in Britain. and 10,000 police officers have been drafted in to protect him — the largest number deployed since the 2011 riots.

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the U.K. because they believe he is sexist and racist, and ‘Stop Trump’ campaigners say he will face a ‘Wall of Sound’ outside all the landmarks he visits because supporters will bang pots and pans.  

Asked about the threat of mass demonstrations Thursday in Brussels, Trump brushed them off. ‘I think it’s fine. A lot of people like me there. I think they agree with me on immigration. I think that’s why Brexit happened,’ he said.

But Trump waded into the Brexit row in an interview with The Sun conducted from Brussels, saying Theresa May’s Chequers agreement will ‘kill’ a U.S. trade deal.

The U.S. president said he offered the prime minister advice on how to negotiate Brexit, but she ignored him and did the ‘opposite’ in the comments that boomeranged across both sides of the Atlantic.

And in comments sure to infuriate his host, he said Boris Johnson would make a ‘great’ prime minister. 

Prior to leaving the White House for Europe, Trump suggested he would meet with Johnson in London. However, the White House told DailyMail.com that a meeting was not on the books before Trump departs for Scotland today.

In an interview with The Sun yesterday, Trump warned that May’s version of Brexit would be consequential for the trade deal that she would then seek to negotiate with the U.S. ‘If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K, so it will probably kill the deal.’

Ahead of talks with May at Chequers today, he added that he would have approached Brexit differently and had offered his advice, but said May had ignored him.

‘I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me,’ he said.

A British army Apache helicopter hovers as President Donald Trump arrives at Sandhurst Miltary Academy

A British army Apache helicopter hovers as President Donald Trump arrives at Sandhurst Miltary Academy

A British army Apache helicopter hovers as President Donald Trump arrives at Sandhurst Miltary Academy

A ring of steel surrounds Chequers - the PM's home nestled in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire

A ring of steel surrounds Chequers - the PM's home nestled in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire

A ring of steel surrounds Chequers – the PM’s home nestled in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire

A road block is in place at Chequers ahead of Theresa May's lunch with Donald Trump at the PM's country estate in Buckinghamshire

A road block is in place at Chequers ahead of Theresa May's lunch with Donald Trump at the PM's country estate in Buckinghamshire

A road block is in place at Chequers ahead of Theresa May’s lunch with Donald Trump at the PM’s country estate in Buckinghamshire

British police snipers watch from the roof of Winfield House as Donald Trump leaves after a night there with First Lady Melania

British police snipers watch from the roof of Winfield House as Donald Trump leaves after a night there with First Lady Melania

British police snipers watch from the roof of Winfield House as Donald Trump leaves after a night there with First Lady Melania

An Osprey helicopter carrying US Marines follows Mr Trump down to Sandhurst for his meeting with Theresa May

An Osprey helicopter carrying US Marines follows Mr Trump down to Sandhurst for his meeting with Theresa May

Trump is flown to Sandhurst in marine one

Trump is flown to Sandhurst in marine one

An Osprey helicopter carrying US Marines follows Mr Trump in Marine One (right) down to Sandhurst for his meeting with Theresa May

Dusting the Beast: A Secret Service officer cleans the armoured Presidential limousine while Mr Trump was meeting Mrs May

Dusting the Beast: A Secret Service officer cleans the armoured Presidential limousine while Mr Trump was meeting Mrs May

Dusting the Beast: A Secret Service officer cleans the armoured Presidential limousine while Mr Trump was meeting Mrs May

Melania taken on tour of London by Theresa May’s husband Philip 

First Lady Melania Trump has played bowls and made Remembrance Day poppies with the Prime Minister’s husband on a tour of London.

Mrs Trump, 48, joined Philip May, 60, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London where she met Chelsea pensioners and local children.

The First Lady was wearing a sleeveless dress with wide coloured panels, and towering heels with a red sole which appeared to be by Christian Louboutin.

Mrs Trump’s heels did not stop her from walking on to the bowling green and taking part in the game.

She bowled four times, and smiled as thoughout.

Before she took to the bowling green, Mrs Trump met school children from Saint George’s Church of England primary school who were making remembrance poppies.

When she arrived into the room, she said ‘good morning’ and asked the children if they would like to show her how to make the poppies.

Mrs Trump had a go at making one, and told the children: ‘Thank you for helping me.’

Trump’s characteristically undiplomatic intervention twisted the knife on a day when May’s Brexit deal was published and immediately torn to shreds by her own MPs.

One said: ‘This is not going to fly. If the Prime Minister does not drop it, it will kill her.’

Mr Trump also threatened to further strain relations with Mrs May by saying Mr Johnson would make a ‘great’ Prime Minister, and he was saddened to see the former Foreign Secretary resign earlier this week.

In a scathing attack, he said Mrs May’s Chequers deal did not respect the referendum result and would have a ‘negative’ effect on a trade deal with the US.

‘The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on,’ he said.

‘It was not the deal that was in the referendum. I have just been hearing this over the last three days. I know they have had a lot of resignations. So a lot of people don’t like it.’

He added that Mrs May’s plan ‘will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way’.

He concluded: ‘No, if they do that, I would say that would probably end a major trade relationship with the United States.’

Mr Trump said Mrs May had not listened to his advice on Brexit, adding: ‘I would have done it much differently. She wanted to go a different route. I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. And that is fine.

‘She should negotiate the best way she knows how. But it is too bad what is going on.’

Following comments Mr Johnson made previously that Mr Trump would do a good job of negotiating Brexit, the President said: ‘I have a lot of respect for Boris. He obviously likes me, and says very good things about me.

‘I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country.

‘I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister. I think he’s got what it takes.’

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May before his extraordinary intevention on Brexit last night - and all four looked extremely serious

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May before his extraordinary intevention on Brexit last night - and all four looked extremely serious

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May before his extraordinary intevention on Brexit last night – and all four looked extremely serious

Awkwardly grabbing Theresa May hand ay Blenheim - in a replay of their White House meeting last year - Trump was treated to a fanfare welcome by the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards bands

Awkwardly grabbing Theresa May hand ay Blenheim - in a replay of their White House meeting last year - Trump was treated to a fanfare welcome by the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards bands

Awkwardly grabbing Theresa May hand ay Blenheim – in a replay of their White House meeting last year – Trump was treated to a fanfare welcome by the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards bands

President Trump and Melania walked from Air Force One as they landed at Stansted Airport yesterday in a 24 hours where he intervened on Brexit

President Trump and Melania walked from Air Force One as they landed at Stansted Airport yesterday in a 24 hours where he intervened on Brexit

President Trump and Melania walked from Air Force One as they landed at Stansted Airport yesterday in a 24 hours where he intervened on Brexit

Donald Trump raises his fist in the air as he lands at the US Ambassador's historic London home at the start of his four-day tour and the couple spent the night there last night

Donald Trump raises his fist in the air as he lands at the US Ambassador's historic London home at the start of his four-day tour and the couple spent the night there last night

Donald Trump raises his fist in the air as he lands at the US Ambassador’s historic London home at the start of his four-day tour and the couple spent the night there last night

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One yesterday 

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One yesterday 

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One yesterday 

His aerial entourage followed him, and included an Osprey helicopter carrying elite troops from the US Marine Corps protecting him in the UK

His aerial entourage followed him, and included an Osprey helicopter carrying elite troops from the US Marine Corps protecting him in the UK

His aerial entourage followed him, and included an Osprey helicopter carrying elite troops from the US Marine Corps protecting him in the UK

Donald Trump's motorcade speeds through Regent's Park led by elite British police from Scotland Yard

Donald Trump's motorcade speeds through Regent's Park led by elite British police from Scotland Yard

Donald Trump’s motorcade speeds through Regent’s Park led by elite British police from Scotland Yard

Mr Trump also threatened to reignite his feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has granted permission to fly a giant blimp of the President over London.

The pair have clashed on Twitter over terrorism in London. Last night, Mr Trump accused Mr Khan of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism.

‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.

‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.

‘He has done a bad job on crime, if you look – all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’

Mr Trump also made a series of controversial comments about immigration and the migrant crisis which will infuriate European leaders, adding: ‘I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.

‘I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.

‘So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

‘I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.’

Last night, Mrs May tried to mend fences with Mr Trump at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, telling him the UK and US remained ‘not just the closest allies, but the dearest of friends’.

The Prime Minister said Brexit presented an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to work more closely with US.

Melania bowls them over! First Lady shines on trip to meet the Chelsea Pensioners alongside Philip May

Melania Trump showed off her playful side she tried her hand at bowls during a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Friday morning.

The First Lady, who wore a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress and 5in heels for the engagement, looked in excellent spirits as she joined Philip May, the Chelsea Pensioners and a group of local schoolchildren for the game.

Mrs Trump, 48, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and groaned in frustration when her turn went awry. She later celebrated by high-fiving a uniformed Chelsea Pensioner, much to his delight.

The carefree atmosphere is a far cry from the serious mood at Chequers, where Theresa May is currently holding crucial talks with President Trump.

Mrs Trump will later rejoin her husband for a private audience with the Queen at Windsor Castle. 

Showing off her skills! The First Lady, wearing 4in heels, tries her hand at bowls as she spends time with Mr May, the Chelsea Pensioners and local schoolchildren at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Showing off her skills! The First Lady, wearing 4in heels, tries her hand at bowls as she spends time with Mr May, the Chelsea Pensioners and local schoolchildren at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Showing off her skills! The First Lady, wearing 4in heels, tries her hand at bowls as she spends time with Mr May, the Chelsea Pensioners and local schoolchildren at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Close call! Melania looked to be getting into the spirit of the game as she joined the group in the summer sunshine 

Close call! Melania looked to be getting into the spirit of the game as she joined the group in the summer sunshine 

Close call! Melania looked to be getting into the spirit of the game as she joined the group in the summer sunshine 

Team spirit! Melania Trump high-fives a Chelsea Pensioner following the quick game of bowls at the hospital

Team spirit! Melania Trump high-fives a Chelsea Pensioner following the quick game of bowls at the hospital

Team spirit! Melania Trump high-fives a Chelsea Pensioner following the quick game of bowls at the hospital

Good job! Mrs Trump prompted a chuckle from Philip May (pictured standing behind) as she tried bowls on the lawn

Good job! Mrs Trump prompted a chuckle from Philip May (pictured standing behind) as she tried bowls on the lawn

Good job! Mrs Trump prompted a chuckle from Philip May (pictured standing behind) as she tried bowls on the lawn

Philip May and Mrs Trump appeared to be getting on famously as they joined schoolchildren for the event on Friday

Philip May and Mrs Trump appeared to be getting on famously as they joined schoolchildren for the event on Friday

Philip May and Mrs Trump appeared to be getting on famously as they joined schoolchildren for the event on Friday

Mr May, who is entertaining Mrs Trump in London today, was instructed by a schoolboy (right) on the bowls lawn

Mr May, who is entertaining Mrs Trump in London today, was instructed by a schoolboy (right) on the bowls lawn

Mr May, who is entertaining Mrs Trump in London today, was instructed by a schoolboy (right) on the bowls lawn

Melania, elegant in a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and clapped and cheered

Melania, elegant in a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and clapped and cheered

Melania, elegant in a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and clapped and cheered

Mrs Trump and Mr May appeared in good spirits as they spent time helping the veterans and local schoolchildren make Remembrance Day poppies. 

Mrs Trump was greeted by Mr May when she stepped out of her vehicle.

On arrival she also met Lieutenant Colonel Nicky Mott, hospital CEO Gary Lashko and Chelsea pensioners John Riley, Alan Collins and Marjorie Cole. 

Melania Trump showed her maternal nature as she helped a schoolgirl make a poppy

Melania Trump showed her maternal nature as she helped a schoolgirl make a poppy

Melania Trump showed her maternal nature as she helped a schoolgirl make a poppy

Mr May and Mrs Trump helped Chelsea Pensioners and schoolchildren make poppies 

Mr May and Mrs Trump helped Chelsea Pensioners and schoolchildren make poppies 

Mr May and Mrs Trump helped Chelsea Pensioners and schoolchildren make poppies 

After the poppy making, Mrs Trump listened to school children talk about values and service.

Mrs Trump sat in front of a poster which said ‘Be the best you can be’.

The hospital was founded as a retirement home for soldiers by King Charles II in 1682, and the Chelsea pensioners are famous for their distinctive scarlet coats. 

The First Lady looked elegant in a bold colour block dress and stilettos for the appearance 

The First Lady looked elegant in a bold colour block dress and stilettos for the appearance 

The First Lady looked elegant in a bold colour block dress and stilettos for the appearance 

Melania Trump and Philip May have stepped out for a joint engagement in London

Melania Trump and Philip May have stepped out for a joint engagement in London

Melania Trump and Philip May have stepped out for a joint engagement in London

Melania, who will later join her husband to meet the Queen, struck the right note with her look

Melania, who will later join her husband to meet the Queen, struck the right note with her look

Melania, who will later join her husband to meet the Queen, struck the right note with her look

The First Lady was greeted by Mr May as she arrived at the hospital on Friday morning

The First Lady was greeted by Mr May as she arrived at the hospital on Friday morning

The First Lady was greeted by Mr May as she arrived at the hospital on Friday morning

Mrs Trump is carrying out her own engagements as her husband meets with Mrs May

Mrs Trump is carrying out her own engagements as her husband meets with Mrs May

Mrs Trump is carrying out her own engagements as her husband meets with Mrs May

Mrs Trump arrived at Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners 

Mrs Trump arrived at Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners 

Mrs Trump arrived at Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners 

Police officers were part of the convoy escorting Melania to the hospital this morning

Police officers were part of the convoy escorting Melania to the hospital this morning

Police officers were part of the convoy escorting Melania to the hospital this morning

 

 

Nothing Personal! White House goes on cleanup duty after explosive Trump interview about Theresa May saying he likes British prime minister ‘very much’ and she is a ‘really terrific person’ 

The White House tried to clean up President Trump‘s explosive interview where he trashed British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit plan after pointing to ‘turmoil’ in her government – saying he likes May ‘very much’ and she is ‘terrific.’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued the unusual personality-based statement after Trump’s gave an interview with Britain’s Sun where he said her soft Brexit plan would ‘kill the deal’ and said just-resigned Boris Johnson would make a ‘great prime minister.’  

‘The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much,’ Sanders said in the statement.

‘As he said in his interview with the Sun she ‘is a very good person’ and he ‘never said anything bad about her,’ she added – immediately following a black tie event at Blenheim Palace in London where Trump held May’s hand to guide her up the stairs.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

‘He thought she was great on NATO today and is a really terrific person,’ she gushed in the statement, the Washington Post reported.

She continued: ‘He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K.’ 

Trump will have to deal with fallout from his shots at May at a press conference Friday at Chequers, the prime minister’s official country house.

The walk-back came after Trump began his trip pointing to ‘turmoil’ in Britain and saying he thought his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be easier than either his trip to the UK or NATO.

In Brussels this week, Trump harangued Germany during a breakfast with the NATO secretary general, bashing Angela Merkel for buying energy from Russia and for not boosting defense spending fast enough.

The vote of confidence in May’s personality came after Trump warned that her soft Brexit plan would ‘kill the deal’ between the US and Britain on trade, in an incendiary interview just as his visit to Britain began.

‘Baby Trump’ balloon flies above London as tens of thousands demonstrate against President’s visit after he said he feels ‘unwelcome’ in capital

A ‘baby Trump’ balloon has been erected in Parliament square as tens of thousands take to the streets to protest President Trump’s controversial visit to the UK.   

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in England’s capital and a 20ft ‘Baby Trump’ blimp made in his likeness is to blame.

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump’s stop in the city.

The 'baby Trump' balloon has been erected in Parliament square as tens of thousands take to the streets to protest President Trump's controversial visit to the UK

The 'baby Trump' balloon has been erected in Parliament square as tens of thousands take to the streets to protest President Trump's controversial visit to the UK

The ‘baby Trump’ balloon has been erected in Parliament square as tens of thousands take to the streets to protest President Trump’s controversial visit to the UK

Trump hovers next to the statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as it soars through London

Trump hovers next to the statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as it soars through London

Trump hovers next to the statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as it soars through London

As the President woke up in the UK, the blimp soared in the skies above Parliament Square beside a Union Jack flag

As the President woke up in the UK, the blimp soared in the skies above Parliament Square beside a Union Jack flag

As the President woke up in the UK, the blimp soared in the skies above Parliament Square beside a Union Jack flag

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump said he felt 'unwelcome' in England's capital and said the 20ft 'Baby Trump' blimp made in his likeness is to blame

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump said he felt 'unwelcome' in England's capital and said the 20ft 'Baby Trump' blimp made in his likeness is to blame

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump said he felt ‘unwelcome’ in England’s capital and said the 20ft ‘Baby Trump’ blimp made in his likeness is to blame

The President proceeded to throw jabs at Mayor Khan, not only for allowing the baby blimp to fly above protests in London that are set to take place this week during his stay, but also for his criticism on Trump's travel ban on citizens from predominately Muslim countries

The President proceeded to throw jabs at Mayor Khan, not only for allowing the baby blimp to fly above protests in London that are set to take place this week during his stay, but also for his criticism on Trump's travel ban on citizens from predominately Muslim countries

The President proceeded to throw jabs at Mayor Khan, not only for allowing the baby blimp to fly above protests in London that are set to take place this week during his stay, but also for his criticism on Trump’s travel ban on citizens from predominately Muslim countries

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump's stop in the city

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump's stop in the city

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump’s stop in the city

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump says he feels 'unwelcome' in England's capital and a 20ft 'Baby Trump' blimp made in his likeness is to blame

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump says he feels 'unwelcome' in England's capital and a 20ft 'Baby Trump' blimp made in his likeness is to blame

Hours after he landed in London for a four-day tour of the UK, President Donald Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in England’s capital and a 20ft ‘Baby Trump’ blimp made in his likeness is to blame

Trump, who arrived in Britain on Thursday, told the Sun newspaper that planned protests against him in London and other British cities made him feel unwelcome so he was avoiding the capital as much as possible.

‘I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,’ Trump told the newspaper.

‘I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?’

Britain regards its close ties with the United States, which it calls the special relationship, as a pillar of its foreign policy and Prime Minister Theresa May has courted Trump ahead of the country’s departure from the European Union.

But some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile, unreliable and opposed to their values on a range of issues. More than 64,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London against Trump’s visit while other protests are expected around the country.

A few hundred people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organisers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and red baseball caps emblazoned with ‘TRUMP BABYSITTER’.

After counting down from 10 to 1 a cheer went up as the large balloon rose to fly around 10 metres off the ground, next to parliament and the River Thames. 

A demonstrator stood in a cage in London during the visit by the America President

A demonstrator stood in a cage in London during the visit by the America President

A demonstrator stood in a cage in London during the visit by the America President

Protesters gathered in Westminster, London to take part in the 'Stop Trump' rally this morning 

Protesters gathered in Westminster, London to take part in the 'Stop Trump' rally this morning 

Protesters gathered in Westminster, London to take part in the ‘Stop Trump’ rally this morning 

Trump said that planned protests against him in London and other British cities made him feel unwelcome so he was avoiding the capital as much as possible

Trump said that planned protests against him in London and other British cities made him feel unwelcome so he was avoiding the capital as much as possible

Trump said that planned protests against him in London and other British cities made him feel unwelcome so he was avoiding the capital as much as possible

Opponents of Donald Trump flew the six-meter blimp depicting the U.S. president as an orange, snarling nappy-wearing baby just outside the British parliament

Opponents of Donald Trump flew the six-meter blimp depicting the U.S. president as an orange, snarling nappy-wearing baby just outside the British parliament

Opponents of Donald Trump flew the six-meter blimp depicting the U.S. president as an orange, snarling nappy-wearing baby just outside the British parliament

A few hundred people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organisers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and red baseball caps emblazoned with "TRUMP BABYSITTER"

A few hundred people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organisers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and red baseball caps emblazoned with "TRUMP BABYSITTER"

A few hundred people gathered to watch the blimp launch in Parliament Square, with organisers of the stunt wearing red boiler suits and red baseball caps emblazoned with ‘TRUMP BABYSITTER’

After counting down from 10 to 1 a cheer went up as the large balloon rose to fly around 10 metres off the ground, next to parliament and the River Thames

After counting down from 10 to 1 a cheer went up as the large balloon rose to fly around 10 metres off the ground, next to parliament and the River Thames

After counting down from 10 to 1 a cheer went up as the large balloon rose to fly around 10 metres off the ground, next to parliament and the River Thames

Organiser Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer aged 26, said they were trying to make people laugh as well as making a serious point. 'It's also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies,' he said

Organiser Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer aged 26, said they were trying to make people laugh as well as making a serious point. 'It's also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies,' he said

Organiser Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer aged 26, said they were trying to make people laugh as well as making a serious point. ‘It’s also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies,’ he said

One man dressed as a guerrilla and wore a Trump plastic mask, stood inside a large metal cage

One man dressed as a guerrilla and wore a Trump plastic mask, stood inside a large metal cage

One man dressed as a guerrilla and wore a Trump plastic mask, stood inside a large metal cage

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised by Trump for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the U.S. president

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised by Trump for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the U.S. president

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised by Trump for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the U.S. president

'The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope,' Sadiq Khan told BBC radio, adding that a protest to welcome Trump was also planned

'The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope,' Sadiq Khan told BBC radio, adding that a protest to welcome Trump was also planned

‘The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope,’ Sadiq Khan told BBC radio, adding that a protest to welcome Trump was also planned

The Trump Big Baby inflatable Blimp is installed in Parliament Square as hundreds of people look on 

The Trump Big Baby inflatable Blimp is installed in Parliament Square as hundreds of people look on 

The Trump Big Baby inflatable Blimp is installed in Parliament Square as hundreds of people look on 

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump's stop in the city. But the balloon didn't seem to fare so well with the president

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump's stop in the city. But the balloon didn't seem to fare so well with the president

The inflated giant blimp made headlines after London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted the controversial balloon to be flown during Trump’s stop in the city. But the balloon didn’t seem to fare so well with the president

Organiser Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer, said they were trying to make people laugh as well as making a serious point.

‘It’s also about giving a boost to those in America resisting his policies,’ the 26-year-old said.

One man dressed as a guerilla and wore a Trump plastic mask, stood inside a large metal cage.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised by Trump in the Sun interview for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the U.S. president.

‘The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope,’ he told BBC radio, adding that a protest to welcome Trump was also planned.

‘We have a rich history in this country of having a sense of humour as well.’

More than 50 events have been planned nationwide in a ‘carnival of resistance’ today, with the balloon kicking things off

More than 50 events have been planned nationwide in a ‘carnival of resistance’ today, with the balloon kicking things off

More than 50 events have been planned nationwide in a ‘carnival of resistance’ today, with the balloon kicking things off

Osprey helicopters fly overhead as the 20ft high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is inflated

Osprey helicopters fly overhead as the 20ft high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is inflated

Osprey helicopters fly overhead as the 20ft high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is inflated

The centerpiece of demonstrations is in protest against Trump's policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change

The centerpiece of demonstrations is in protest against Trump's policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change

The centerpiece of demonstrations is in protest against Trump’s policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change

The balloon is intended to be a symbol for all those campaigning against Mr Trump's controversial policies

The balloon is intended to be a symbol for all those campaigning against Mr Trump's controversial policies

The balloon is intended to be a symbol for all those campaigning against Mr Trump’s controversial policies

Although he may not be a fan of the blimp, it looks like it’ll be following him as he ventures to Scotland later this week.

Protesters are planning to transport the balloon to Scotland overnight to fly it at Trump’s Turnberry golf course, where he is set to play on Saturday, according to The Hill.

Police Scotland says, however, that protesters are not allowed to fly the balloon at the estate during the president’s visit.

‘Clearly there is a significant protection operation in place for the president and this includes restrictions to the airspace in the Turnberry area. 

‘We need to ensure there is a balance between protection and public safety and the public’s right to peacefully protest,’ Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams said.

‘With that in mind and on this occasion we are unable to grant permission for the balloon to fly in that area, however we are in discussion with the applicants about possible alternatives,’ he added.

‘I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?’ he said to The Sun.

Around 9,000 people signed a petition urging authorities in Scotland to grant the same permission for Turnberry as in London

Around 9,000 people signed a petition urging authorities in Scotland to grant the same permission for Turnberry as in London

Around 9,000 people signed a petition urging authorities in Scotland to grant the same permission for Turnberry as in London

Although he may not be a fan of the blimp, it looks like it'll be following him as he ventures to Scotland later this week

Although he may not be a fan of the blimp, it looks like it'll be following him as he ventures to Scotland later this week

Although he may not be a fan of the blimp, it looks like it’ll be following him as he ventures to Scotland later this week

Protesters are planning to transport the balloon to Scotland overnight to fly it at Trump's Turnberry golf course, where he is set to play on Saturday

Protesters are planning to transport the balloon to Scotland overnight to fly it at Trump's Turnberry golf course, where he is set to play on Saturday

Protesters are planning to transport the balloon to Scotland overnight to fly it at Trump’s Turnberry golf course, where he is set to play on Saturday

The balloon rose over Parliament Square in central London as part of the protests against the president's visit

The balloon rose over Parliament Square in central London as part of the protests against the president's visit

The balloon rose over Parliament Square in central London as part of the protests against the president’s visit

Campaigners plan to transport the 20ft high caricature blimp north of the border after flying it over central London as Donald Trump begins his visit to the UK. They had hoped to fly it over the South Ayrshire golf resort on Saturday to coincide with the president's visit there

Campaigners plan to transport the 20ft high caricature blimp north of the border after flying it over central London as Donald Trump begins his visit to the UK. They had hoped to fly it over the South Ayrshire golf resort on Saturday to coincide with the president's visit there

Campaigners plan to transport the 20ft high caricature blimp north of the border after flying it over central London as Donald Trump begins his visit to the UK. They had hoped to fly it over the South Ayrshire golf resort on Saturday to coincide with the president’s visit there

Sadiq Khan defended his approval of the giant 'baby Trump' blimp flying above London during the visit by the US President

Sadiq Khan defended his approval of the giant 'baby Trump' blimp flying above London during the visit by the US President

Sadiq Khan defended his approval of the giant ‘baby Trump’ blimp flying above London during the visit by the US President

The city's Mayor has come under fire after his Greater London Authority approved plans by protesters to fly the balloon in the centre of London during a demonstration against Mr Trump's visit

The city's Mayor has come under fire after his Greater London Authority approved plans by protesters to fly the balloon in the centre of London during a demonstration against Mr Trump's visit

The city’s Mayor has come under fire after his Greater London Authority approved plans by protesters to fly the balloon in the centre of London during a demonstration against Mr Trump’s visit

Mr Khan insisted there is freedom of speech and freedom to protest in the UK and he could not act as a 'censor'

Mr Khan insisted there is freedom of speech and freedom to protest in the UK and he could not act as a 'censor'

Mr Khan insisted there is freedom of speech and freedom to protest in the UK and he could not act as a ‘censor’

‘I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,’ Trump added.

He proceeded to throw jabs at Mayor Khan, not only for allowing the baby blimp to fly above protests in London that are set to take place this week during his stay, but also for his criticism on Trump’s travel ban on citizens from predominately Muslim countries, according to USA Today.

‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job. Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London,’ Trump said.

‘He might not like the current president, but I represent the United States,’ he added.

Piers Morgan asked the mayor if he would have endorsed a giant black baby blimp of Barack Obama in protest during his presidency, or an image depicting Mr Khan as a pig despite that being offensive to Muslims

Piers Morgan asked the mayor if he would have endorsed a giant black baby blimp of Barack Obama in protest during his presidency, or an image depicting Mr Khan as a pig despite that being offensive to Muslims

Piers Morgan asked the mayor if he would have endorsed a giant black baby blimp of Barack Obama in protest during his presidency, or an image depicting Mr Khan as a pig despite that being offensive to Muslims

The 20ft (6m) high inflatable, dubbed 'Trump baby', has been granted permission to rise above Parliament Square Gardens for two hours this morning

The 20ft (6m) high inflatable, dubbed 'Trump baby', has been granted permission to rise above Parliament Square Gardens for two hours this morning

The 20ft (6m) high inflatable, dubbed ‘Trump baby’, has been granted permission to rise above Parliament Square Gardens for two hours this morning

Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a 'censor'

Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a 'censor'

Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a ‘censor’

Mr Khan and the American leader have engaged in a long-running war of words over issues like crime and terrorism

Mr Khan and the American leader have engaged in a long-running war of words over issues like crime and terrorism

Mr Khan and the American leader have engaged in a long-running war of words over issues like crime and terrorism

It is believed that more than 50,000 take to the streets of the capital to protest against the President's visit

It is believed that more than 50,000 take to the streets of the capital to protest against the President's visit

It is believed that more than 50,000 take to the streets of the capital to protest against the President’s visit

Mr Trump's schedule will largely keep him out of central London and it seems unlikely that the US president will come close enough to Westminster to see the blimp

Mr Trump's schedule will largely keep him out of central London and it seems unlikely that the US president will come close enough to Westminster to see the blimp

Mr Trump’s schedule will largely keep him out of central London and it seems unlikely that the US president will come close enough to Westminster to see the blimp

Mr Khan said it was important that the UK could be 'candid' with the US as a close ally, saying 'that's how special relationships work'

Mr Khan said it was important that the UK could be 'candid' with the US as a close ally, saying 'that's how special relationships work'

Mr Khan said it was important that the UK could be ‘candid’ with the US as a close ally, saying ‘that’s how special relationships work’

Upwards of 10,000 police officers will be deployed to keep the US commander-in-chief and his wife Melania away from trouble during his visit

Upwards of 10,000 police officers will be deployed to keep the US commander-in-chief and his wife Melania away from trouble during his visit

Upwards of 10,000 police officers will be deployed to keep the US commander-in-chief and his wife Melania away from trouble during his visit

Its appearance in central London was controversially approved by the Greater London Authority

Its appearance in central London was controversially approved by the Greater London Authority

Its appearance in central London was controversially approved by the Greater London Authority

Matthew Butcher, an anti-Trump campaigner and one of the "babysitters" of the balloon, said: "I think that the thing that the Trump balloon does is that it brings an element of fun to the protests, but it also gets under Donald Trump's very thin skin."

Matthew Butcher, an anti-Trump campaigner and one of the "babysitters" of the balloon, said: "I think that the thing that the Trump balloon does is that it brings an element of fun to the protests, but it also gets under Donald Trump's very thin skin."

Matthew Butcher, an anti-Trump campaigner and one of the ‘babysitters’ of the balloon, said: ‘I think that the thing that the Trump balloon does is that it brings an element of fun to the protests, but it also gets under Donald Trump’s very thin skin.’

The balloon, which depicts the American leader as an angry infant wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone

The balloon, which depicts the American leader as an angry infant wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone

The balloon, which depicts the American leader as an angry infant wearing a nappy and clutching a mobile phone

The nappy-clad balloon, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, is to soar over the Houses of Parliament

The nappy-clad balloon, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, is to soar over the Houses of Parliament

The nappy-clad balloon, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, is to soar over the Houses of Parliament

The 'Baby Trump' balloon is pictured here being inflated in London's Parliament Square

The 'Baby Trump' balloon is pictured here being inflated in London's Parliament Square

The ‘Baby Trump’ balloon is pictured here being inflated in London’s Parliament Square

Police Scotland said that protesters are not allowed to fly the balloon at the estate during the president's visit

Police Scotland said that protesters are not allowed to fly the balloon at the estate during the president's visit

Police Scotland said that protesters are not allowed to fly the balloon at the estate during the president’s visit

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump’s jibe that he has done ‘a very bad job’ protecting London from terrorism saying the US president has NOT criticised mayors of other cities targeted by extremists

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime.

The London Mayor questioned why he was being ‘singled out’ after Mr Trump renewed their feud in bombshell comments during his UK visit.

The president said Mr Khan was failing to tackle extremism and crime in the city – blaming high levels of immigration.

But Mr Khan said other major cities had suffered terror attacks, and asked why Mr Trump was ‘making it about me’.

‘He criticised the mayor of London – me personally – for the terror attacks we had last year. But the evil of terrorism has been grappled with in Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice,’ he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

‘Why has he singled me out?’ 

Mr Trump has clashed with the Labour mayor repeatedly in the past, including over his administration’s visa policy and most recently over Khan’s decision to allow a gigantic Trump blimp to fly over London.

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a 'very bad job' on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a 'very bad job' on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime

He is expected to be given a tour of Blenheim's grounds by the 12th Duke of Marlborough, Jamie Blandford - also known as Jamie Spencer-Churchill

He is expected to be given a tour of Blenheim's grounds by the 12th Duke of Marlborough, Jamie Blandford - also known as Jamie Spencer-Churchill

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan

Speaking on the eve of his visit to Britain yesterday, the president (left with Melania in London) said Khan (right) was doing a ‘terrible job’ in the capital by allowing migrants to flock to the city 

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One from the US ambassador's residence, Winfield House

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One from the US ambassador's residence, Winfield House

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One from the US ambassador’s residence, Winfield House

Speaking to The Sun, Trump said: ‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.’

He added: ‘I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’ 

London was devastated by four terror attacks last year – at Westminster, London Bridge, Parsons Green and Finsbury Park. 

Trump also accused Mr Khan, who is muslim, of failing to show respect for the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation. 

Trump also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation. Pictured: Trump being greeted at Blenheim Palace yesterday 

Trump also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the world's wealthiest and most powerful nation. Pictured: Trump being greeted at Blenheim Palace yesterday 

Trump also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation. Pictured: Trump being greeted at Blenheim Palace yesterday 

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

‘I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important,’ he said. ‘Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States.

‘I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States.’

A source close to Khan told The Sun that it is the responsibility of the Home Office to determine London’s migration policy, as well as that of the UK as a whole.       

Mr Khan said the Prime Minister should not be afraid to challenge the Republican property mogul, who also provoked anger by criticising her Brexit plans and praising her rival, Boris Johnson, as having the ability to be a ‘great prime minister’.

‘I’m quite clear that both the UK and the US have a special relationship that means we stand shoulder to shoulder at times of adversity,’ the Labour mayor said.

Tottenham MP Mr Lammy said the president knows full well that Mr Khan is not responsible for the attacks

Tottenham MP Mr Lammy said the president knows full well that Mr Khan is not responsible for the attacks

Tottenham MP Mr Lammy said the president knows full well that Mr Khan is not responsible for the attacks

‘But at times where we think the other side is not meeting the high standards we expect of each other we shouldn’t be afraid of calling them out – that’s like having a best mate.’

He added: ‘I think our Prime Minister should have the confidence to speak to the US President on equal terms and it’s for President Trump to say what he wants about me; I’m not going to rise to President Trump’s views.’

Tottenham MP Mr Lammy said the president knows full well that Mr Khan is not responsible for the attacks.

‘I will call it like it is. The real reason Trump blames my friend @SadiqKhan for the terror attacks last year is simple,’ he tweeted.

‘He hates that London chose a Muslim mayor. The President is racist. He does not deserve to meet our Queen today #StopTrump.’

Britain is ‘losing its culture’ because of immigration and ‘it’s never going to be what it was’ if politicians don’t ‘act soon’ says Trump

President Donald Trump has warned Britain that it is ‘losing its culture’ by allowing ‘millions and millions’ of people to move to the continent.

He said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way – and that without quick action, it will never be the same again.

It comes after the continent’s migration crisis has made headlines yet again this year as hundreds of thousands of people – mostly from Africa and the Middle East – make dangerous journeys to reach Europe illegally.

Trump said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way - and that without quick action, it will never be the same again. Pictured: Migrants off the coast of Libya in 2015 at the height of the migration crisis

Trump said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way - and that without quick action, it will never be the same again. Pictured: Migrants off the coast of Libya in 2015 at the height of the migration crisis

Trump said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way – and that without quick action, it will never be the same again. Pictured: Migrants off the coast of Libya in 2015 at the height of the migration crisis

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May

Speaking to The Sun in Brussels before coming to Britain yesterday, Mr Trump said: ‘I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.

He added: ‘I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way. So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

‘I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.’  

He also said that crime was being ‘brought in’ to London and criticised Sadiq Khan – with whom he has clashed several times already – over his failure to prevent it.

Mr Trump said: 'I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.' Pictured: Thousands of migrants move through Slovenia at the height of the migration crisis in 2015

Mr Trump said: 'I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.' Pictured: Thousands of migrants move through Slovenia at the height of the migration crisis in 2015

Mr Trump said: ‘I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.’ Pictured: Thousands of migrants move through Slovenia at the height of the migration crisis in 2015

The president added that he has ‘great love’ for European countries – particularly because he is ‘essentially a product of the European Union’. 

That is because his mother was Scottish and father was of German ancestry. 

 

 

 

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