President Trump says United Kingdom protests make him feel 'unwelcome'

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Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election shocked British diplomats in Washington and relations between May, a vicar's daughter, and the president have been strained at times.

"I would have done it much differently".

As Mr Trump arrived in the United Kingdom, protesters gathered outside the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, and an estimated 1,000 of them demonstrated near the palace, the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

"But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Trump told the tabloid The Sun that May "didn't listen" to his views on how she should negotiate the UK's exit from the European Union, but said that was "fine". "I haven't met anyone who likes him here".

LONDON ― President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump touch down in London on Thursday for a working visit, and while his meeting schedule will keep him nearly exclusively outside of the capital, she will be spending some time in town. "And I said to him, 'This special relationship is better than ever, ' and he said, 'It is.' I could see the chemistry between them was very good", Ruddy said. I have just been hearing this over the last three days.

Police estimated there were about 1,000 people demonstrating near the palace, the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "So a lot of people don t like it", he said.

Johnson resigned as foreign secretary on Monday, in protest over May's proposal for a "soft" Brexit from the European Union.

Critics of the Prime Minister's proposals for future relations with the European Union claim that her willingness to align with Brussels rules on agricultural produce will block a USA deal, as Washington is certain to insist on the inclusion of GM crops and hormone-enhanced beef, which are banned in Europe.

"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", May told the guests at Blenheim Palace.

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Downing Street has not yet reacted to Trump's remarks, the BBC reported.

"As he said in his interview with the Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her.' He thought she was great on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation today and is a really terrific person", Sanders wrote.

The agenda for Trump and May on Friday includes discussion on relations with Russian Federation, ahead of a summit in Finland on Monday between Trump and President Vladimir Putin. Moscow denies the charge, and Trump has given no indication that he intends to raise the issue with Putin.

The largest demonstration is being held in central London this afternoon, where a giant "Trump baby" balloon has already flown close to Parliament, after getting the go-ahead from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent target of Trump's scorn.

Trump suggested that he'd prefer the matter was dealt with expediently, though he offered the caveat that ultimately, Brexit was not under his purview as leader of the American people, not the British, advising them that they had problems of their own to contend with, primarily regarding immigration policy.

Anti-Trump protesters lined the road up to the building, but it is unlikely the Trumps - who arrived via helicopter - saw them.

As part of the visit, Mrs Trump will meet veterans and schoolchildren in London on Friday, accompanied by the PM's husband Philip May.

An inflatable mockup of Trump in a nappy will also fly next to the British parliament. "The US has always stood by our side as a beacon for tolerance, openness and respect", he said.

Trump has been quick to criticize British society, telling an NRA convention in May that the British didn't have guns but had so much knife crime that one hospital was like a military war zone with its floors awash with blood - a statement quickly rebutted by British physicians and politicians.

"But having a special relationship means that we expect the highest standards from each other, and it also means speaking out when we think the values we hold dear are under threat".