Trump UK visit: Baby blimp given go ahead to fly over London during presidents trip – The Independent

Trump UK visit: Baby blimp given go ahead to fly over London during president\s trip - The Independent

Sadiq Khan gives permission for giant balloon of Donald Trump as a baby to fly during his UK state visit

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Mr Trump is just days away from his second trip to Britain as US president but widespread protests are expected. The Republican’s working visit to the UK in 2018 sparked mass demonstrations, including a giant balloon depicting him as a baby. But Sarah Elliott, chair of Republicans Overseas UK, has criticised the protests.

Ms Elliot said: “The Trump balloon is just a campaign stunt for left-wing progressives to get attention.

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“I think the protesters are forgetting the reason for the occasion, which is to remember and recognise the special relationship that was forged during the D-Day landings and the liberation of Europe 75 years ago.

“It’s an incredibly important time for the British, as Brexit is being reset, to consider a free trading arrangement with the world’s largest economy and their closest ally.”

Demonstrators are set to fly the blimp once again and a 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet is also expected to make an appearance.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “A very experienced command team is preparing the multi-faceted policing and security operation for the president’s visit and whilst the Met has a responsibility to ensure the right to lawful protest this needs to be balanced with the complex requirements of this policing plan.”

Mr Trump and his wife Melania will be welcomed by the Queen at Buckingham Palace when they arrive in the UK on Monday.

Their busy schedule includes a state banquet, tea with Prince Charles and Camilla at Clarence House, talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and an event in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

“You know there was a time quite a while ago, six or seven years ago, when a group of people came out against me in some form.

“They were totally over-ridden by another group of people that was far larger and everybody said, ‘let’s take a pass’.

“I have a mother born in Scotland. And as you know, Stornoway is serious Scotland. You don’t get any more serious than that. It is so beautiful.”

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