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Fresh from insulting NATO allies and lobbing a verbal hand grenade at British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald J. Trump touched down in the U.K. for his first visit since taking office.
Trump loves to say how much he fancies Britain—its palaces, its history, its pageantry, its politics and, of course, its golf courses. After all, his mother was born in Scotland.
If only the nation would reciprocate. Some two-thirds of 1,652 Brits surveyed by YouGov earlier this year said Trump has been a poor or terrible president. When a formal state visit was proposed last year, more than 1 million signed a petition to call it off, 10 times the number needed to force a debate over the matter in Parliament. His trip was later downgraded to a working visit.
A schedule was crafted to keep Trump as far away as possible from the public: dinner at Blenheim Palace with executives, tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle and a working retreat with May at her country estate, Chequers. He’s mostly avoiding his boisterous London opponents, moving around by helicopter before heading north to Scotland to spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf resort.
Protests against the president and his policies were planned nonetheless, pretty much everywhere he might be. Here are the highlights of Trump’s visit.