Monday, 3 June 2019

President Trump and Melania touch down to meet the Queen, Charles and Camilla

Donald Trump is at Buckingham Palace for lunch with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and other senior royals today as Britain rolled out the red carpet for the leader of the free world. 

Mr Trump and his wife Melania landed at Her Majesty's central London home while his visibly excited daughter Ivanka peered from a window to watch thousands gathered outside in the early summer sunshine.

Marine One landed on the lawn of Buckingham Palace and Prince Charles met him on the lawn as a Royal Salute of cannons was fired in neighbouring Green Park by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and further away at the Tower of London on the banks of the Thames.

The heir to the throne then took the President and First Lady Melania up the steps to meet Her Majesty the Queen, who smiled as she shook their hands.

At 9am Mr Trump landed in London for his long-awaited state visit and his first act on British soil was to launch a Twitter assault on Sadiq Khan calling the London Mayor 'dumb', 'nasty' and 'a stone cold loser'. 

The President eviscerated Mr Khan on social media as Air Force One landed at Stansted Airport this morning saying he has 'done a terrible job as Mayor of London' and 'should focus on crime in London, not me'. 

Mr Trump had already weighed in on Brexit, the Tory leadership battle and his security concerns over Huawei as he took off from America and used his arrival in the UK to vent his fury over Mr Khan's description of him as a '21st century fascist'.

He ridiculed 5ft 6ins Mr Khan for being 'short' and compared him to 6ft 5ins New York counterpart Bill de Blasio saying: 'Khan reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio - who has also done a terrible job'.

As his jumbo jet came into Stansted, Mr Trump took to social media and said: 'Sadiq Khan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly 'nasty' to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me'.

He added: 'Khan reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job - only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now'. 


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