In full: Donald Trump’s United Kingdom visit itinerary


He said: "The idea that we restrict freedom of speech, the right to assemble, the right to protest because somebody might be offended is a slippery slope", he told BBC radio, adding that a protest to welcome Trump was also planned. "As he said in his interview with The Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her.' He thought she was great on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation today and is a really terrific person".

"We talked for an hour, an hour and a half", Trump said of his Thursday dinner with May.

President Trump, who will also spend time with the Queen during his stay, said: "I think they like me a lot in the UK".

"I would have done it much differently". I think he's got what it takes, Trump told the Sun.

Trump and his wife Melania are due to meet the 92-year-old monarch at Windsor Castle on Friday and both the imposing setting and Elizabeth being one of the most admired women in the world is expected to temper the U.S. president's iconaclastic ways.

May likewise glossed over the comments in the Sun.

"The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in a few months' time and are they prepared to do a free trade deal with the U.S., because Mr. Trump is". But the president told The Sun that Khan himself had "not been hospitable to a government that is very important".

Demonstrators fly a blimp portraying U.S. President Donald Trump, in Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and first lady Melania Trump in London, July 13, 2018.

"The United States' commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains very strong", Trump told reporters at a surprise news conference following the emergency session of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members.

Mrs May will be looking to improve her often publicly strained relationship with the USA president as she pushes for a post-Brexit trade deal with America.

"She should negotiate the best way she knows how". From speaking with the Americans there last night they really liked the venue and said they are going to come back.

He added that he would like to meet Mr Johnson while in the UK.

Another wrote: "I think I can hear Dusty singing "The Look of Love".

The Trumps arrived at Stansted Airport near London on Air Force One earlier that afternoon for the controversial trip to Britain.

President Trump's comments to British newspaper The Sun are being described in the USA as a "Brexit bomb" - but some White House correspondents are querying whether he really meant to rule out a trade deal with the UK.

However, just before their meeting at May's country home, Chequers, both leaders emphasized to reporters the "special relationship" between the USA and United Kingdom.

Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer who helped organize the blimp, said the stunt was supposed to make people smile while also underlining serious criticism of the United States leader.

It comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan repeatedly called for the president's visit to the country to be canceled.

Mr Khan continued to refuse to rise to Trump's taunts after the US President attacked him again on his visit to the UK.

The newspaper quoted a U.S. official who said there was "no way Trump will apologise" for what he said in the interview but added "we also don't want to blow everything up".