Trump touches down in United Kingdom on first official visit as president

US Embassy in London alerts Americans of possible violence during Trump visit

Several protests are planned in the UK during President Trump's upcoming visit to the country

Even with an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at London Stansted airport for the American leader's first official visit to the U.K. Thursday morning amid an expected surge in protests.

"People are protesting the visit of President Trump, demonstrating their opposition to his bigotry and racism - comparing migrants to poisonous snakes, Mexicans to murderers and rapists - and state-sanctioned child abuse, and that is their right to do so", Carden said, addressing Nick Hurd, Britain's minister of state for policing and fire services.

Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for a giant inflatable figure depicting Mr Trump as a baby to fly over Westminster for two hours on the second day of the president's visit.

LONDON ― President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump touch down in London on Thursday for a working visit, and while his meeting schedule will keep him nearly exclusively outside of the capital, she will be spending some time in town.

"However, let's not throw Trump Baby out with the bathwater - he'd be a welcome sight at any of the many protests happening across Scotland over the course of the visit".

The US Embassy has warned American citizens to keep a low profile during the visit in case protests turn violent.

"We just hope enough people can see the video and can sing a bit of it - that would be lovely".

"Maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route [on Brexit], so I don't know if that's what they voted for", he told a press conference after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. "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.

The president is expected to avoid areas where major demonstrations are planned in protest at his visit. He added: "I think that's why Brexit happened".

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Almost 16,000 people signed a petition to seek Mr Khan's authorisation to fly the Trump balloon during his visit.

In a bid to steer clear of the protests, the United States president's itinerary largely avoids the capital - and any other large cities in the UK - with much of his trip being conducted in private estates or palaces.

Trump has been quick to criticize British society, telling a National Rifle Association convention in May that the British didn't have guns but had so much knife crime that one hospital was like a military war zone with its floors awash with blood, a false statement quickly rebutted by British physicians and politicians.

Over a lunch of Dover sole, lamb and lemon meringue pie, the leaders will discuss Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

She will also enjoy a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening, spending just Friday daytime in London while her husband stays out of the capital.

Mr Trump has described the United Kingdom as a place in "turmoil". A press conference with May will be held at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, on Friday rather than at 10 Downing Street.

People wait to see the arrival of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Winfield House in London on July 12, 2018.

Trump next heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London.

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