Donald Trump lands in the UK ahead of Nato summit and meeting with Boris Johnson and the Queen


DONALD Trump has landed in London for a NATO summit before meeting the Queen and Boris Johnson.

The US President is set to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace tomorrow and will then join world leaders in Watford the following day.

American President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark Air Force One after landing at Stansted Airport
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Trump waves upon arriving in the UK ahead of a two-day NATO summit
The president said his trip would be focused on fighting for the American people
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Mr Trump and his wife Melania flew in to Stansted Airport in Essex on Monday evening.

Just hours before he touched down, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to blame the President for the London Bridge terror attack.

Mr Corbyn posted a tweet saying “It’s time for Britain to stop clinging on to Donald Trump’s coat-tails”, along with a video of one of his speeches slamming US foreign policy.

The tweet accompanied a grab of the video showing tributes to the terror attack, despite cries to not make political capital out of the tragedy that claimed the lives of two young Cambridge graduates.

Mr Trump’s visit also comes after Boris Johnson insisted he will hold talks with Trump despite denying him a personal audience in No10.

The Sun revealed last week that Mr Johnson had taken the unprecedented step of cancelling a one-on-one meeting in Downing Street with the American leader to limit any public gaffes from him on sensitive issues such as the NHS.

But asked last night by The Sun on if he was looking forward to seeing Trump again, Mr Johnson insisted: “Of course, of course. I have good relations with him and all the other leaders coming.

“We will be having very good talks with all the leaders.

“Of course I will be having talks with President Trump.”

The pair are expected to chat on the sidelines of the Trans-Atlantic alliance’s formal summit meeting on Wednesday.

The PM will instead invite all 29 NATO leaders for a working reception in No10 after they have drinks with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


The American leader’s trip to the UK comes amid ongoing quarrels over defence spending by NATO allies and widespread anxiety over the president’s commitment to the alliance.

Mr Trump said his trip would be focused on fighting for the American people.

Within minutes of touching down, he tweeted about his impeachment woes back home, saying: “Just landed in the United Kingdom, heading to London for NATO meetings tomorrow.

“Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job!

“Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed.

“Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?”

He later lashed out at news outlet Bloomberg, owned by Democratic presdiential hopeful, Micheal Bloomberg.

He Tweeted: “Mini Mike Bloomberg has instructed his third rate news organization not to investigate him or any democrat, but to go after President Trump, only.

“The Failing New York Times think that is o.k., because their hatred & bias is so great they can’t even see straight.”

It comes after Trump’s campaign refused creditials to Bloomsberg reporters over claims of bias towards their owner and 2020 candidate.

Air Force One, carrying the Trumps, taxis on the tarmac after landing at Stansted Airport
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President Trump last travelled to the UK on a state visit in June 2019
Melania Trump arrives at Stansted Airport, ahead of the NATO summit in the UK
Impeachment isn’t far from the US President’s thoughts – the inquiry was the first thing he mentioned on Twitter after landing in the UK


The Tories will be wary of any endorsements or comments from the President during the visit, a week before the public goes to the polls on December 12.

A senior US administration official said the president is “very conscious” of the fact “we do not interfere”.

Pressed further, they added: “He also, as I suspect you know, likes Boris Johnson – Prime Minister Johnson, personally.

“But he is absolutely cognisant of not, again, wading into other countries’ elections.”

Asked about whether there would be a press conference, the official said: “Stay tuned. We might have more for you on that as it goes forward.”

Mr Johnson was asked on Friday about the president’s unprecedented intervention when he gave his backing to the Prime Minister and urged him to form a pact with Mr Farage.


“When you have close friends and allies like the US and the UK, the best thing is for neither side to get involved in each other’s election campaign,” Mr Johnson told LBC radio.

Asked during a press conference if he would meet specifically with Mr Trump, the PM replied: “I’m obviously going to be hosting the Nato leaders’ meeting and look forward to meeting all the Nato heads of government coming to that meeting.”

The president last month hailed Mr Johnson as “the exact right guy for the times” and warned that Jeremy Corbyn would take the UK to “bad places”.

Mr Trump did have some criticism for Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal, claiming it hinders trade with the US.

The president’s visit will come as Labour warns that the NHS will be “up for sale” to US corporations
in a post-Brexit trade deal under the Tories.

Party leader Mr Corbyn has revealed a 451-page dossier he claims is “proof” the health service is on the table, but Mr Johnson has rejected this as “nonsense”.



Donald Trump flies into London

Tuesday December 3

The US president, who will stay at the US Ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, will hold a series of meetings with other Nato world leaders on Tuesday.


The Queen will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for Nato Leaders to mark 70 years of the Alliance.


Wednesday  December 4

The official programme on December 4 will take place at the Grove Hotel, Watford.

An official greeting by the Secretary General and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is scheduled to start shortly after 9am, followed by a family photo.

A working session of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and Government is scheduled to start at 10:00 and last until 13:00.

The Secretary General will hold a press conference with Boris Johnson at 13:30.

As he departed the White House for London, Mr Trump called the trip one of the most important journeys to make as president
Mr Trump’s assistant, Dan Scavino, tweeted that ‘Air Force One is wheels down’
The US President gestures while greeting officials at Stansted Airport, northeast of London
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Tory chiefs are dreading Donald Trump’s visit to Britain this week
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is expected to highlight Mr Trump’s criticism of Johnson’s EU deal to push voters towards him
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