U.S. president Donald Trump arrives today in a country he says is in turmoil.
President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid North Atlantic Treaty Organisation tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil.
He also said he might speak to Boris Johnson, who quit as foreign secretary over May's plans for a business-friendly Brexit which was only agreed by her cabinet last Friday after two years of wrangling.
But trip planners may go out of their way to shield Mr. Trump from viewing another aspect of the greeting: an oversized balloon depicting the president as an angry baby in a diaper that will be flown from Parliament Square during what are expected to be massive gatherings of protesters opposed to the US leader's presence. Trump will be using London as a base during his visit, Johnson added.
The US President described Britain as a "pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations" and suggested his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday could be easier.
When asked whether he'd like to see the United Kingdom pull further from the United Kingdom and opt for a "hard Brexit", Trump told reporters "It's not for me to say", and stuck to this line when pushed harder for comment.
Donald Trump says May's Brexit plan is not what British people voted for.
Will Geddes, an worldwide security specialist who has been involved in past state visit planning, estimates Mr Trump has brought around 150 secret service agents with him. She's planning to attend anti-Trump protests. She also said that it's an opportunity to strengthen cooperation on security.
A YouGov/ITV Tonight poll released on Thursday found there is "broad support" for Trump among Britons.
Despite Mr Trump stating that he feels the British people "like me a lot", there are a number of large protests planned for his visit, with a giant balloon protest grabbing headlines.
Opponents to the controversial United States leader have threatened mass protests but Mr Trump is expected to avoid areas such as central London where demonstrators are likely to gather.
Trump and Putin, who have never met for an official summit, will hold three sessions before the US president returns to Washington, D.C., early Tuesday.
A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the USA punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart.
On Thursday, Trump will travel to Blenheim Palace, the 18-century stately home where Britain's World War Two leader Winston Churchill was born and spent most of his childhood.
Donald Trump and wife Melania have been pictured dressed up to the nines at a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace, hosted by Theresa May.
On Friday, May and Trump will hold talks on Brexit, relations with Russian Federation, and trade ties at the prime minister's Chequers country residence, followed by a press conference.
On Friday he'll meet Theresa May at the prime minister's country house, Chequers - and he'll meet the Queen at Windsor Castle while protests take place in London.