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Donald Trump casts doubts over Theresa May's Brexit stance

Donald Trump casts doubts over Theresa May's Brexit stance

The president was delayed for nearly an hour when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels he had been attending overran because he demanded member states increase their contributions faster than originally planned.

"Now more than ever we have a responsibility to stand up for our values and ensure our voice is heard around the world", he wrote in London's Evening Standard newspaper.

The president has at his side at all times a White House doctor and one of five rotating military aides who carry the nuclear "football" - equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.

"There is definitely a sense that Britain needs America more because of Brexit", said Bronwen Maddox, head of the Institute for Government, a think tank.

Some British citizens are even more distressed about Trump than they are about the U.K.'s own feverish political turmoil.

A protest was expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the venue for President Trump " s black-tie dinner with Theresa May.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who signed off on the so-called "baby Trump" blimp, defended the decision Thursday, arguing the protests were not anti-American but emblematic of free speech.




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.

Prime Minister May office said that she expected Donald Trump to discuss with President Putin issues like the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Mr Trump with meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Queen.

Essex Police's Assistant Chief Constable Pippa Mills apologised for the conditions the force imposed on officers staying in the county, having come from across the United Kingdom to join the operation, which is expected to cost up to £10 million.

He said: 'I am going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations'. "I think they agree with me on immigration", he said, also reminding reporters that his mother was from Scotland, which he plans to visit after his official meetings in England.

"I would be happy to see Hillary Clinton if she was president visit the UK".

They are scheduled to spend Thursday night at the US Ambassador's home Winfield House, which is in Regent's Park.