London – The visit of the U.S President Donald Trump has caused a wave of protests around the UK. A big balloon depicting Mr Trump as an angry baby clutching a mobile phone was inflated and launched in front of a cheering crowd in the first act on a day of anti-Trump events in London.
The “Trump baby” was sent into the sky above Parliament Square in Westminster before it was grabbed by demonstrators leading the march, as the city put on a massive show of strength against the US President.
Trump’s opinion was different than the reality
When asked at the NATO Summit in Brussels if he was concerned about the protests, Trump again showed he didn’t mind the outrage, telling reporters, “I think they like me in the U.K.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has clashed for months on Twitter with Mr. Trump, had to give the final approval for “Trump baby” to fly. Mr. Trump has acknowledged that he feels unwelcome in the British capital, suggesting it was part of the reason he didn’t spend much time there during his U.K. visit.
“Together, here in London and around this country, our message to our visitor is we’re united in our hope for a world of justice, not division, we’re united in our hope to end racism and misogyny, we’re united in hope for all our diversity,” Corbyn told a crowd of protesters.
President Trump is holding a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Teresa May in the middle of his trip to the United Kingdom. Mr. Trump’s visit to Britain is sandwiched between the Brussels NATO summit, where he blasted allies over defense spending and trade, and ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will sit down later Friday with Queen Elizabeth II for their first official visit with the monarch. She has met nearly every one of the last 12 U.S. presidents.
Mr. Trump has said he is looking forward to meeting the queen, whom he described as an “incredible woman,” at Windsor Castle.