How to and Why? When Donald Trump is visiting the UK – schedule and who he'll meet

//How to and Why? When Donald Trump is visiting the UK – schedule and who he'll meet

donald trump is set to make his first visit to the uk since being elected president of the united states  the us president, who remains under federal investigation for obstruction of justice, cancelled a proposed trip to britain earlier in the year  but this time plans are firmly in place, with a scheduled meeting with both the queen and theresa may, as well as a plush dinner planned at the former home of winston churchill  however the controversial leader is steering clear of london as much as possible, and protests against his administration are expected across the country  here’s everything you need to know about his visit. when is donald trump visiting the uk?  the visit will come after the president attends the nato summit in brussels on july 11 and 12  trump will arrive on air force one late on thursday 12th july.  he’ll be flown by helicopter from there to the us ambassador’s winfield house residence in regent’s park, london will melania join trump?  yes, the first lady is expected to join him on the three-day visit she underwent a kidney op last month and missed his recent summit with kim jong-un in singpore what is trump’s schedule while in the uk?  trump will avoid london as much as possible on the trip, where the largest protests against his visit are expected  after his arrival on thursday 12 july, he will be guest of honour at a dinner at blenheim palace, winston churchill’s birthplace he will then spend the night at the us ambassador’s grand residence in regent’s park  on friday 13, he will visit an unnamed military base with theresa may, before heading to the prime minister’s country retreat, chequers, for bilateral talks after a press conference he will head to windsor castle to meet the queen.

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n.  in the evening, trump will fly to scotland, for what is being described as a private element of the visit it is expected he will stay at one of his two golf courses. he will stay there all day saturday, before flying to helsinki on sunday  the scale of the security operation needed to protect the controversial president means that it is unlikely he will get to enjoy more relaxed experiences that other us leaders have had  tony blair took george w bush for a pub lunch in the then-pm’s constituency of sedgefield during the president’s four-day visit to the uk in 2003 will donald trump meet the queen?  yes. trump and his wife melania will meet the queen at windsor castle on frday 13 july  asked previously if trump would meet the queen, u.s. ambassador woody johnson said: "yes he has to see the british head of state."  he added: "meeting her majesty is the most important thing, because she is head of state "  buckingham palace are being tight-lipped over any plans for the meeting.  a spokesperson said: "we’re not offering any comment or guidance on president trump’s visit "  recent us presidents have all met her majesty on their first visit to the uk. who will trump meet in the uk?  it has been confirmed that trump will hold bilateral talks with the prime minister during his visit  aside from that, there will be 100 guests at the blenheim palace dinner, hosted by may  guests will include leaders of uk business sectors including financial services, travel, creative industries, food and drink, engineering, tech, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and defence  the exact guest list has yet to be announced. will trump play golf?  trump comes from scottish ancestry, his mother is from isle of lewis he also owns golf resorts in aberdeenshire and ayrshire so it’s predicted he’ll visit at least one  protests are being held in scotland in anticipation – in glasgow on friday and edinburgh on saturday how much will security cost for trump’s uk visit?  police chiefs have cancelled rest days as officers plan to form a ring of steel as part of operation manifold  trump will have up to 10,000 police officers protecting him on the visit, and hundreds of riot vans will take to the streets to stop planned protests turning violent  elite armed officers and the counter-terror ‘robocops’ who train alongside the sas will also be on alert for a terror attack  and 40 police cars and motorbikes have been demanded whenever mr trump travels by road  scotland yard said: “we are preparing for a multi-faceted policing and security operation, involving the protection and movement of the president  “the requirements of this complex operation need to be balanced with the right of individuals to a freedom of speech ”  there will be 150 us agents – some of them armed – in the uk, as well as sas and us special forces on standby  the nimitz-class aircraft carrier uss truman will be off the south coast to provide support to the us operation  the bill for the trip is estimated to be more than £30 million between both countries what role will osprey helicopters play?  two huge us military choppers have been seen hovering over london’s regent’s park, where trump will stay on thursday night  sunbathers and tourists enjoying the heatwave were stunned to see the v22 osprey tiltrotor aircraft , which can take off and land vertically  they whipped up grass and litter as they flew low above the park.  one onlooker, who captured footage of the aircraft, even claimed he was blown off his bike as he stopped to watch them is trump’s uk trip a state visit?  no. it’s being billed as a "working visit".  that means no pomp-and-ceremony meal at buckingham palace, no ceremonial welcome on horse guards parade, and no gun salutes  trump’s predecessor barack obama’s first visit to the uk in 2009 was not a formal state visit either, and he met both the queen and then-pm gordon brown  and george bush’s first trip to the uk in 2001 was also not a formal state visit are there any protests planned against trump?  you betcha – there are a string of demos planned in the capital from pretty much the minute he lands  thursday, july 12  on thursday night, there’s a ‘welcome party’ in regents park – near the us ambassador’s residence, where trump is expected to spend the night  activists are expected to gather at 5.30pm, to welcome the president with a ‘wall of noise’ – and attendees are being encouraged to bring pots, pans, megaphones and whistles with them  it’s also thought they may play the audio of young children weeping after being separated from their families at the us border with mexico  a second protest is expected to gather at around the same time at the entrance to blenhelm palace, where the president is expected to have dinner following his arrival  protests also taking place on thursday 12th july from 5pm onwards in bristol, newcastle, leeds, cambridge and cardiff  friday, july 13th  friday starts with breakfast at chequers – where the president is expected to meet with theresa may, at 10am  from 9.30am, an enormous inflatable donald trump baby balloon will fly above the capital  at midday, women’s march london will assemble outside the bbc building at portland place, before marching to parliament square for a rally  at 2pm the national together against trump march will also assemble outside the bbc building, before marching to trafalgar square for another rally 54,000 people have pledged online to show up for this protest.  the route map is here, and further details can be found here  north of the border, there’ll be a protest in glasgow’s george square at 5pm.  saturday, july 14th  with trump rumoured to be heading to scotland for a round of golf on saturday, the protests will continue in edinburgh  a march will start at the scottish parliament before marching through the city, past the us consulate and finishing in the meadows  there there will follow carnival of resistance against trump with stalls, talks, music and games (‘toss the welly at trump’, trump’s head coconut shy and, of course, mini golf)  human rights group amnesty international has said their thousands of supporters were "intending to make our voices heard "  the charity’s director kate allen said: "since moving into the white house, mr trump has shown an impatience bordering on intolerance toward peaceful protests, the media and even the democratic process itself  "so his visit to britain will be an important opportunity to underline the importance of free speech and the right to protest "  jo swinson, liberal democrat deputy leader and foreign affairs spokesperson said: “protesting against a man with dangerous, misogynistic and racist views is our responsibility  "it is our opportunity to stand in solidarity with all the people he has abused and denigrated "  and labour mp steve reed tweeted: "bigot alert: trump’s coming to the uk on friday 13th july block off the date and get your marching boots ready to protest." green day american idiot protest  green day’s 2004 hit american idiot has been rising in the charts ahead of the visit as trump critics attempt to get it to no1 for his visit  "the uk knows how to throw subtle shade," said one impressed twitter user. donald trump baby balloon in london  organisers have said it’s just "poking fun" but nigel farage has said it’s "the biggest insult to a sitting us president ever "  the trump baby balloon, which is a 20ft orange blimp of the president, will fly over the city on friday, july 13  it’s coincide with the main rally. the best place to see it will be above parliament square garden in westminster, next to the houses of parliament  the idea is for people to see it "peeping over" from downing street and for it to be visible from the thames on the south side while the blimp has permission it could still be removed on the day – the met and national air traffic service (nats) has the power to remove it is there a pro-trump rally?  a band of trump fans is set to meet up with supporters of the jailed english defence league founder tommy robinson for a demonstration outside downing street  more than 4,000 have pledged on facebook that they will attend the rally to ‘stand up against the persecution of tommy robinson’  a counter-protest by those opposed to the edl is planned for the same day.  robinson was jailed for 13 months in may for contempt of court after it was ruled a facebook live recording he made outside of a court had the potential to cause the collapse of a long-running trial is trump going to visit the uk again?  apparently, yes.  according to a channel 4 documentary, officials are talking about a ‘series of visits’ in the president’s first term  talks are reportedly already underway for a full state visit after brexit in 2019  it has been suggested that trump may come to britain as part of the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the d-day landings in june why has it taken so long for trump to visit the uk?  trump had been expected to make a working visit in february, in order to cut the ribbon on the new us embassy in london  but he pulled the plug on the trip, complaining that the us had got a ‘bad deal’ with the new £750million embassy building  however sources suggested the president was annoyed that he wouldn’t receive the full "red carpet treatment” of a state visit  officials also feared the trip would be overshadowed by protests.  a group of six conservative groups who support the president had previously written to trump urging him to avoid london because of the risk of "major protests, crime and disorder"

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