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Donald Trump refers to Ireland as a part of the UK

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Stacy Diaz | 13 July, 2018, 14:02

In an interview with Britain's Sun newspaper published late on Thursday, Trump said May's plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the European Union to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck.

Opponents of Donald Trump have inflated a balloon depicting the US President as an orange, snarling baby on the second day of his visit to the UK.

Trump's criticism comes over the prime minister's new Brexit plan, which was unveiled in full on Wednesday.

"We need to rise to the challenge and grasp the opportunities" of Brexit, said Raab, adding that the policy represented a "balance".

"I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong", she said. "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the terrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in". She praised the friendship between the two allies, glossing over Trump's previous remarks that Britain was a "hot spot" in turmoil over Brexit.

The president told The Sun that while he is in the United Kingdom, he would like to see Johnson, who, "obviously likes me, and says very good things about me".

The British government on Thursday published its long-awaited Brexit blueprint aimed at restarting stalled talks with the European Union, only for it to be panned by eurosceptics, the City of London and the USA president.

Trump also said former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who resigned this week in protest over the plan, would make "a great prime minister".

On Friday, he will hold talks with May expected to focus on Brexit and Russian Federation, at the prime minister's Chequers country residence followed by a press conference.

- The couple will attend a black-tie dinner at the Grade I-listed Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the birth place of Winston Churchill, hosted by Theresa May. Most of his engagements in Britain will be outside of London to avoid protesters.

Protesters against the visit of US President Donald Trump gather with placards at a barrier set up to block access to the US ambassador's residence Winfield House in Regents Park in London.

In one tweet on Thursday, Khan didn't mention Trump by name - but said Londoners have the moral duty to protest when shared US-UK values are under attack.

The antipathy between Trump and segments of the British public started during the 2016 presidential campaign, when Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. "So I think that's the effect the balloon will have". So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

"We are expecting hundreds of thousands of people in London wanting their voices heard because they reject the normalization of a Trump agenda-one that is based around hate and divisiveness", said the Stop Trump Coalition. Melania Trump, 48, isn't amused by the way the Londoners are going to greet her husband.

On Saturday, there will be a pro-Trump march taking place at 10am, starting outside the US Embassy at 10am.

The pair will then travel to Chequers - the PM's country residence in Buckinghamshire - for talks with the foreign secretary.

They will then meet the Queen for the first time, at Windsor Castle, before heading to Scotland where the U.S. president will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire.