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US President Donald Trump arrived for a visit to the United Kingdom.

The first stop of his visit was at the US Ambassador’s residence.

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US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) walk in the grounds of the US ambassador’s residence Winfield House upon arrival in London on July 12, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A small group of protesters held placards and made noise outside the US ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park following Mr Trump’s arrival.

The President and first lady Melania Trump had a black-tie dinner on Thursday night hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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Theresa May has used her lavish welcome dinner for Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace to press her case for an ambitious new trade deal with the US after Brexit. Mrs May insisted that Brexit provides an opportunity for an “unprecedented” agreement to boost jobs and growth.

Noting that more than one million Americans already work for British-owned firms, she told Mr Trump: “As we prepare to leave the European Union, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do more.”

“It’s an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the UK and right across the United States.

“It’s also an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

“And it’s an opportunity to shape the future of the world through co-operation in advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence.”

Tomorrow, Trump and May will visit a defense site and then travel to Chequers, the Prime Minister’s official country retreat, for bilateral talks. They’ll have a news conference afterward.

Trump and the first lady will then go on to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen

 

Earlier: 

Sky News: Earlier in the House of Commons, the US leader was branded a “fascist” by Labour’s Dennis Skinner, who said the visit would cause “mayhem” as concerns were aired about officers from around the country being called upon to police the tour.

He said: “What on earth is the government playing at inviting this fascist Trump to come to Britain and cause all this mayhem that we’ve already heard from these benches, police from every part of the British isles.

“The Prime Minister, does she want to hold his hand again? Is that what it’s all about? You’re making a rod for your own back.”

But Tory Nick Hurd, the policing minister, hit back at the remarks.

He said: “The fact of the matter is President Trump is the democratically elected leader of the United States of America which is historically and is currently our most important ally and it’s a hugely important relationship.”

 

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