London pub renames itself The Trump Arms ahead of presidential visit

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Tomorrow, more than 50,000 are expected to protest against the U.S. president in central London, where Mr Trump will largely stay clear of.

While Trump is expected to have a busy schedule throughout his visit, there is at least one place that he will avoid: central London.

A small protest is also planned outside Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for when Trump sits with the Prime Minister, with further demonstrations planned around the country.

It has vowed to gather near the United States ambassador's residence in London, where Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will stay Thursday night, and outside Blenheim Palace, wartime leader Winston Churchill's birthplace, which hosts the pair for dinner prior. Tens of thousands are expected to flood the streets in protest.

"So May has been thrown into the arms of the most unpredictable USA president in living memory", Stacey said. The proposal was debated in parliament where Trump was heavily criticized.

But there will still be other anti-Trump events going on around the city, if you want to eyeball the action.

Trump has long voiced his support for Brexit, saying it was part of a global uprising that ultimately thrust him to power, and he was at his Scottish golf resort the day after Britons voted to leave the European Union, saying the outcome was a "great thing".

On Saturday, Trump supporters will rally near the USA embassy in Vauxhall, south London, for an event titled "Welcoming Trump to Britain Rally - Make Britain Great Again", at which a number of right-wing figures are scheduled to speak.

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What has become increasingly clear is that neither of the Trumps are likely to see much of London during their visit.

US President Donald Trump has shrugged off protests planned across the United Kingdom ahead of his arrival there Thursday, claiming he is very popular in Britain because of his hardline stance on immigration.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet for somebody that holds such abhorrent views".

Yet according to David Wemer of the Atlantic Council, a new USA -U.K. trade deal isn't a high priority for the Trump administration.

On Friday he will visit PM Theresa May at Chequers, set to be followed by a meeting with Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has sparred with Trump online over combating terrorism, has permitted the floating blimp for two hours Friday morning.

The decision was subsequently debated in parliament after 1.8 million people signed a petition to have the invitation revoked, however, it was ultimately Donald Trump who decided not to go ahead with a trip.

From there, Trump and his wife Melania are expected to travel to Windsor to meet Queen Elizabeth.

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