You’re probably going to hear a lot of talk about the Royals and U.S. politics over the next few days. President Donald Trump has arrived in London for a two-day visit that will include an audience with the Queen, a formal tea with Prince Charles, and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace tonight. On previous visits to England, Trump has strained historic friendships and even insulted his hosts. And today, he’s already attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has said Trump should not be honoured with a state visit. Moments before landing, Trump tweeted that Khan is a “stone cold loser” who “has done a terrible job as Mayor of London.” Trump and his wife Melania were honoured at a small welcoming ceremony upon their arrival in the United Kingdom. They were met at Stansted Airport by a host of dignitaries before being escorted to a helicopter bound for London’s centre. Trump is expected to face significant protests during his time in London.
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….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
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US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have arrived in the UK for his controversial state visit. In Trump's first official state visit to the UK, he will enjoy a lavish banquet at Buckingham Palace, meet outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and he will head to Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Trumps would normally stay at Buckingham Palace on a state visit, but renovations to the building mean the Queen is unable to put her guests up for the night. Instead, they will be staying at the US Ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park.