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US News Trump attends lavish dinner with May amid protests

02:35  13 july  2018
02:35  13 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Theresa May hosted a lavish dinner for Donald Trump . Image: The Trump baby blimp will fly near parliament on Friday. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged those attending the protests not to cause trouble.

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US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May © PA US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May

Donald Trump has been treated to a lavish welcome dinner on the first day of his visit to the UK as hundreds of people joined protests against his arrival.

The US president and First Lady Melania Trump were given a rep carpet reception at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where the prime minister pressed her case for an ambitious new trade deal after Brexit.

Addressing Mr Trump in front of an audience of business leaders at Winston Churchill's birthplace, Mrs May insisted that Brexit provides an opportunity for an "unprecedented" agreement to boost jobs and growth.

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The lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace took place amid protests against the US president's UK visit. Theresa May has welcomed Donald Trump to the UK with a lavish black-tie dinner - during which she made a case for a new trade deal with the US.

The lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace took place amidst protests against the US president. Theresa May has welcomed Donald Trump to the UK with a lavish black-tie dinner - during which she made a case for a new trade deal with the US.

Trump greeted with British pomp at Blenheim Palace: Provided by Reuters


And in an apparent plea to the president to remember his allies when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday, Mrs May noted that Britain and America work closely on security "whether through targeting Daesh terrorists or standing up to Russian aggression".

In a scene reminiscent of their White House meeting last year, the UK and US leaders held hands as they walked up steps to the palace to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards.

The Trumps arrived at the grounds on the president's Marine One helicopter and therefore avoided the estimated 1,000 protesters gathered outside.

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Amid mass protests against the president’s visit, Trump ’s itinerary features a relatively short stay in London, with a lavish black-tie dinner to be held for him at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday night. A press conference with May will be held at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire

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Theresa May and Donald Trump hold hands © PA Theresa May and Donald Trump hold hands

Scores of noisy demonstrators also turned up outside the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park in London where the president and first lady are spending the night.

Mr Trump and his wife landed at Stansted Airport on Thursday afternoon for the start of a four-day trip to the UK, his first since taking office in 2016.

The couple then flew by helicopter to the US ambassador's residence, Winfield House, where the Beatles' song We Can Work It Out was playing in the garden on their arrival.

Protesters gathered outside the US ambassador's residence © Getty Protesters gathered outside the US ambassador's residence

On Friday, Mr Trump will again meet Mrs May at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst to watch a military demonstration.

The president and first lady will then head to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen before leaving for Scotland in the evening.

Thousands of people are expected to join two large demonstrations in London, while a "blimp" of Mr Trump as a snarling baby is due to be flown near parliament on Friday morning.

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Theresa May uses dinner with Trump to pitch post-Brexit trade deal with the US - amid Tory rebel fury at her plan for leaving the EU, and after the President Radiant Melania Trump is reminiscent of a Disney princess in a yellow off-the-shoulder gown as she and Donald attend a lavish gala in England.

Theresa May has used a lavish welcome dinner for Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace to press her case for an ambitious new trade deal with the US after Brexit. Donald Trump and Melania arrive at Theresa May 's banquet amid protests .

US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump stand with Prime Minister Theresa May © N/A US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump stand with Prime Minister Theresa May

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged those attending the protests not to cause trouble.

"My message to those coming to the protests in London is that this must be peaceful and good-spirited," he said.

"To those intent on causing trouble or breaking the law, I simply say: you are not welcome."

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A police chief apologised after it was revealed officers securing Mr Trump's visit to the UK were being forced to sleep in conditions described as an "absolute disgrace".

Hundreds of officers were to stay in cramped lines of camp beds filling a vast gymnasium and sleeping mats on the floor of squash courts between long shifts policing the US president's trip.

Essex Police's Assistant Chief Constable Pippa Mills accepted the conditions were "not acceptable" and alternative accommodation had been found.

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