Trump blasts May's Brexit strategy on United Kingdom visit

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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held a joint press conference during Trump's visit to the U.K. And they touched on a variety of different topics - including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense spending, immigration in Europe and Russia's alleged election meddling. He said she ignored his advice and went "the opposite way", adding that he believed the results have been "very unfortunate". I'm 54 years old, we lived through pretty good times. Anti-Trump protesters lined the road up to the building, but it is unlikely the Trumps - who arrived via helicopter - saw them.

Asked whether he was concerned about protests during his visit, Trump told reporters in Brussels: "I think they like me in the UK". "I think it changed the fabric of Europe, and unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was, and I don't mean that in a positive way". We are cracking down right now on the European Union because they have not treated the United States fairly on trading. The bulk of the activity will take place in London, where people plan to gather first in Regent's Park outside of the USA ambassador's house on Thursday and again across central London for a series of protests throughout the day on Friday. "I'm very strong on immigration".

But as the pomp and ceremony unfolded at Blenheim Palace, the historic birth place of former British prime minister Winston Churchill, an interview Trump had given British tabloid The Sun was published.

Protests are planned across the country where the president says the people like him a lot. "She wanted to go a different route". She praised the friendship between the two allies, glossing over Trump's previous remarks that Britain was a "hot spot" in turmoil over Brexit. I think she is a nice person. But Britain said European Union nationals should be able to travel visa-free to Britain for tourism or "temporary business", and there should be measures allowing young people and students to work and study in Britain.

The National Police Chiefs Council said rest days for officers had been cancelled and many would be working 12-hour shifts during Mr Trump's visit.

"Whatever you do is okay with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters", he told May at a press conference in the grounds of the 16th-century manor house, miles away from the colourful crowds denouncing his own domestic policies.

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May was the first head of government to officially meet Trump as president, in January 2017.

Last month, Labour member of Parliament Gavin Shuker ran down a list of objections to Trump: the separation of migrant families and detention of children; the US departure from the United Nations' Human Rights Council; the USA president's praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The US president landed in Air Force One at Stansted Airport in Essex at lunchtime on Thursday at the start of a four-day United Kingdom visit expected to see protesters take to the streets in large numbers. The six-metre balloon has also received permission to fly over Scotland, when Trump travels there for a private stay over the weekend.

This is when huge protests will be held across the city, with 50,000 people expected to turn up on Friday afternoon - parading to Trafalgar Square through central London.

Trump met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her official country residence, Chequers, on Friday morning. Trump added "I know it's politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud".

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