Donald Trump COULD meet Boris during visit to UK, says US ambassador


The red carpet will be rolled out for President Donald Trump when he arrives in Windsor Castle to meet the Queen on Friday. 

Trump will also be treated to a guard of honour at the monarch’s Berkshire residence.

Buckingham Palace announced that the monarch will meet the US president and First Lady Melania Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the historic royal residence.

A guard of honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, will give a Royal Salute and the US national anthem will be played.

Two Boeing C17 Globemastet US Air Force planes delivered part of the Presidential Motorcade at Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire, ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump

Two Boeing C17 Globemastet US Air Force planes delivered part of the Presidential Motorcade at Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire, ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump

Two Boeing C17 Globemastet US Air Force planes delivered part of the Presidential Motorcade at Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire, ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump

The presidents motorcade - including enormous 4x4 vehicles - is pictured on the tarmac at Prestwick 

The presidents motorcade - including enormous 4x4 vehicles - is pictured on the tarmac at Prestwick 

The presidents motorcade – including enormous 4×4 vehicles – is pictured on the tarmac at Prestwick 

Two enormous US Air Force Boeing C17 Globemaster aircraft were spotted on the tarmac before several black Secret Service 4x4s took to the road with a police escort

Nearby, a protest was held, including by a woman holding a card reading: 'Morally unfit to be president'

Nearby, a protest was held, including by a woman holding a card reading: 'Morally unfit to be president'

Nearby, a protest was held, including by a woman holding a card reading: ‘Morally unfit to be president’

Trump will also be treated to a Guard of Honour at the monarch's Berkshire residence in Windsor

Trump will also be treated to a Guard of Honour at the monarch's Berkshire residence in Windsor

Trump will also be treated to a Guard of Honour at the monarch’s Berkshire residence in Windsor

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

The Queen

The Queen

Buckingham Palace announced that the monarch (right yesterday) will meet the US president and First Lady Melania Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the historic royal residence (left)

Nearly every force in England and Wales has contributed officers to help with the massive mobilisation, the biggest since the 2011 riots. Pictured: Part of the presidential motorcade 

Nearly every force in England and Wales has contributed officers to help with the massive mobilisation, the biggest since the 2011 riots. Pictured: Part of the presidential motorcade 

Nearly every force in England and Wales has contributed officers to help with the massive mobilisation, the biggest since the 2011 riots. Pictured: Part of the presidential motorcade 

The Queen and Mr Trump will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past.

Mr and Mrs Trump will then join the Queen for tea at the Castle. 

One of the biggest ever police operations will be staged to cover Mr Trump’s brief stay in the UK.

Nearly every force in England and Wales has contributed officers to help with the massive mobilisation, the biggest since the 2011 riots. 

Today, part of the presidential motorcade arrived at Prestwick Airport in South Ayshire.

Two enormous US Air Force Boeing C17 Globemaster aircraft were spotted on the tarmac before several black Secret Service 4x4s took to the road with a police escort.

Nearby, a protest was held, including by a woman holding a card reading: ‘Morally unfit to be president’.    

Earlier today, it was revealed Trump could meet Boris Johnson during his visit to the UK.

US Ambassador Woody Johnson left the door open for the ‘friends’ to get together despite the risk of it being seen as an humiliating snub to Theresa May.

He said a meeting between Mr Trump and the former Foreign Secretary – who dramatically quit in protest at the PM’s Brexit plans this week – was not currently on the itinerary. 

But he added that ‘the President makes his own schedule’.

The comments came as it was announced that Mr Trump will get a guard of honour at Windsor Castle before having tea with the Queen on Friday. 

Mr Trump risked a major diplomatic spat yesterday by raising the prospect that he could meet Mr Johnson on his brief trip to the UK.

Answering questions from reporters on the lawn of the White House as he and wife Melania prepared to leave for Europe yesterday, the president said: ‘Boris Johnson is a friend of mine. 

‘He’s been very, very nice to me, very supportive. Maybe I’ll speak to him when I get over there.

‘I like Boris Johnson, I’ve always liked him.’

Mr Trump also described the UK as ‘in somewhat turmoil’, and said Mrs May’s future as Prime Minister was ‘up to the people, not up to me’.

Boris Johnson pictured leaving his London residence today

Boris Johnson pictured leaving his London residence today

Mr Trump pictured in Brussels today

Mr Trump pictured in Brussels today

Mr Trump (pictured right in Brussels today) said Boris Johnson (pictured  left leaving his London home today) was a ‘friend’ and suggested he could meet up with him in the UK

Theresa May, pictured at the NATO summit in Brussels today, is struggling to hold the Tory party together

Theresa May, pictured at the NATO summit in Brussels today, is struggling to hold the Tory party together

Theresa May, pictured at the NATO summit in Brussels today, is struggling to hold the Tory party together

A meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Johnson would be highly embarrassing for the Prime Minister as she struggles to quell a mounting Tory rebellion over Brexit. 

Mr Johnson was asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today whether he would facilitate a meeting if asked.

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He replied: ‘Yes. We will make everything possible – if the President wants to do something we will make it possible.

‘Boris Johnson has been a friend of the President, was a friend during the election of the President so I think he has a warm and close relationship with him.’

Asked if this risked upsetting Mrs May, he added: ‘I think you have to give all these protagonists, whether it’s the Prime Minister or the President, a little leeway here.

‘If the President wants to do it and feels it is appropriate to do it, he will make that decision.’

Mr Johnson said Mrs May’s leadership was ‘fragile’ – but said he did not agree with the president that the country was in ‘turmoil’.

He said he was ‘confident in the ability of the UK to plough through this issue with Brexit and move on’.

He added: ‘There is always turmoil in every country. I think the UK is proceeding the way it always does. It’s a very confident, capable country.’

Mrs May is an ‘amazing leader at this point where she has a fragile leadership, and being able to get through these issues the way she has is an example of strong leadership’, he added. 

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has announced that the monarch will meet the US president and First Lady Melania Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the historic Berkshire royal residence on Friday.

A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, will give a Royal Salute and the US national anthem will be played.

The Queen and Mr Trump will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past.

Mr and Mrs Trump will also join the Queen for tea at the Castle.

The Queen has received three other US Presidents at Windsor Castle since the 1980s – Barack Obama in 2016, George W Bush in 2008 and Ronald Reagan in 1982.

One of the biggest ever police operations will be staged to cover Mr Trump’s brief stay in the UK.

Nearly every force in England and Wales has contributed officers to help with the massive mobilisation, the biggest since the 2011 riots. 

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The US president and First Lady Melania will touch down in Britain on Thursday for his first visit since entering the White House.

Huge protests have been threatened that could see 50,000 take to the streets of the capital, while a big orange ‘Baby Trump’ blimp has been given permission to fly. 

The bill for the American leader’s three-day trip is expected to be around £30million as 10,000 police officers are deployed to keep the US commander-in-chief from trouble. 

Downing Street has revealed some details about the visit by Donald Trump and the First Lady to the UK this week

Downing Street has revealed some details about the visit by Donald Trump and the First Lady to the UK this week

Downing Street has revealed some details about the visit by Donald Trump and the First Lady to the UK this week

Sunbathers were given the shock of their lives on Monday afternoon as two v-22 Ospreys flew over Regent's Park as part of drills, sending grass and debris flying through the air

Sunbathers were given the shock of their lives on Monday afternoon as two v-22 Ospreys flew over Regent's Park as part of drills, sending grass and debris flying through the air

Sunbathers were given the shock of their lives on Monday afternoon as two v-22 Ospreys flew over Regent’s Park as part of drills, sending grass and debris flying through the air

Trump’s £1.2 million Cadillac ‘The Beast’ has been flown over in one of the world’s largest military planes – the Super Galaxy C5.   

Meanwhile US Navy carrier, the gigantic USS Harry S Truman, will dock in the south coast as back up. 

The details of the long-awaited visit issued by Downing Street last week confirm that Mr Trump will spend only minimal time in London.

Instead he will be feted by Mrs May at a dinner for business leaders being held on Thursday night at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the ancestral home of his hero Winston Churchill.

The next day he will have tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle and talks with the Prime Minister at her country retreat, Chequers.

Work has begun to set up a £30million 'ring of steel' around Regent's Park, where the US President will stay, in anticipation of widespread protests against the trip

Work has begun to set up a £30million 'ring of steel' around Regent's Park, where the US President will stay, in anticipation of widespread protests against the trip

Work has begun to set up a £30million ‘ring of steel’ around Regent’s Park, where the US President will stay, in anticipation of widespread protests against the trip

Mrs Trump, meanwhile, will be given her own sightseeing tour, hosted by Theresa May’s husband Philip.

It has also emerged that Mr Trump will spend the majority of his three-day trip in Scotland, where his mother was born and where he owns two golf courses. 

Downing Street denied the itinerary was deliberately designed to shield Mr Trump from the public.

A spokesman pointed out that several other leading figures had been hosted at Chequers in the past, including US presidents Richard Nixon and George W Bush, and, last year, French President Emmanuel Macron.





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