British Prime Minister Theresa May has pitched for a "unprecedented" free trade deal with the U.S. after Brexit with a promise to tear down "bureaucratic barriers" to trade as she hosted a lavish welcome dinner for President Donald Trump at the Blenheim Palace.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One as they arrive at London's Stansted Airport, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit days after May announced a Brexit deal that was forged at Chequers, the prime minister's country house.
Ambassador Johnson sought to explain Trump's comments.
Mr Trump with meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen.
Trump is set to largely avoid mass protests planned for his controversial trip, which includes talks with May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland.
Prime Minister Theresa May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a dinner at Blenheim Palace this evening. "I think that's why they voted for Brexit".
Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in central London Friday in an organized protest against the Trump visit to Britain. I'm not sure that's what they voted for."Mr Trump joked that Britain was "a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations".
Trump arrived in Britain after a fraught North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he piled pressure on allies to double their defence spending.
But the Environment Secretary said he was not sure he possessed the "diplomatic skills" to bring Mr Trump round to his line of thinking. "I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way".
"He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit", the Prime Minister's spokesman previously told Sky News.
"I just want the people to be happy, they are great people".
A Guardian/ICM poll published yesterday showed that an overwhelming number of Britons have a negative view of Trump, with 53 percent of respondents saying he wasn't doing a good job and 63% saying they would not like to see a politician like him become prime minister. 'Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States.