Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

While Thousands March, President Trump Dismisses London Protests as 'Fake News'

While Thousands March, President Trump Dismisses London Protests as 'Fake News'

Jeremy Corbyn, who will speak at the rally after snubbing Monday night's banquet at Buckingham Palace, said it was an "opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he's attacked in America, around the world and in our own country".

The i focuses on Mr Trump's assertion that access to the NHS for USA firms must be "on the table" in post-Brexit trade talks. Trump told the Sunday Times in an interview that Britain should "walk away" from talks and refuse to pay a $49 billion USA divorce bill if it doesn't get better terms from the EU.

The comment comes after a hard weekend for Labour, with the suspension of NEC member Pete Willsman who accused the Israel of "whipping up" antisemitism claims. "She's probably a better negotiator than I am".

Queen Elizabeth II officially welcomes President Donald Trump as they attend a Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 in London, England. Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is. Yet if Labour wins a general election any time before 2020 (and quite possibly before 2024, if Trump gets re-elected) Corbyn would somehow have to forge a half-decent working relationship with this prodigious bearer of grudges. The inflatable Trump in diapers, smartphone in hand, floated in London's sky during Trump's 2018 state visit, and it once again sailed among the clouds on Tuesday morning.

Trump himself touched on the difficulties likely to face May's successor, stressing that "everything is on the table" in future trade talks.

"I've always talked openly with you, Donald, when we have taken a different approach", May said.

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When he was asked whether Prince Harry gave him a "frosty" reception, Trump replied saying: "No, no, no, just the opposite". The Trumps are now in the United Kingdom for a three-day state visit and have already had a private lunch with Her Majesty.


Thousands of protesters gathered in the square Tuesday to express disapproval at the lavish state visit being held for Trump. Trump didn't seem to understand and answered with comments on London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, with whom he has had an ongoing feud. Kellyanne Conway, the president's counselor, sat with the Queen's youngest son Prince Edward, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sat with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was next to Prince Andrew, the Queen's middle son.

Trump also took the unusual step of saying that Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" leader for Britain.

As Trump sits with the business community, anti-Trump protesters began to mass for a demonstration against the American president.

The leader of Britain's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, fueled the crowds in the street with a passionate speech.

Meanwhile, British anti-Brexit activists are "trolling" the president on Twitter during his visit, posting slides pointing out that President Barack Obama had a higher approval rating among British citizens than Trump does.

Later in the afternoon, Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, toured the Churchill War Rooms, the British government's underground command center during World War II.

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