Americans In UK Urged To Keep "Low Profile" During Trump Visit

The US Embassy in London issued a notice on Tuesday warning Americans living in the city to keep a "low profile" during President Trump's visit later this week following a NATO summit, as expected protests may turn violent. 

“Numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, 2018, surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to the United Kingdom,” the U.S. embassy said in the alert on its website. 

Trump will hold talks with beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May at her 16th-century manor house, meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle and visit the home of Winston Churchill for a black-tie dinner; all outside of London. 

The U.S. president is also due to travel to Scotland where he owns two golf courses and Scotland’s interim police chief has said more than 5,000 officers would be needed for to cover the trip, including specialist riot and armed officers. -Reuters

Meanwhile, over 50,000 protesters have signed up to participate in various demonstrations during his visit - including a plan to fly a $23,000 "baby Trump" blimp over parliament after its approval by London Mayor Sadiq Kahn.

And while Nigel Farage called "a disgrace," Trump supporters promptly deemed the blimp to be awesome: 

Others noted that the UK has other issues to contend with: 

And while Trump supporters love the President's blunt, unfiltered style - many Britons are turned off by the New York billionaire's bravado. 

While Britain regards the United States as its closest ally, some Britons see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues. His comments on militant attacks in Britain and his re-tweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by a leader of a far-right UK party sparked anger. -Reuters

Workmen constructed barriers and roadblocks around the US ambassador's residence in Regent's park in London. 

“Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events," said the embassy on its website.

Ahead of his European trip, Trump said that Britain was currently "in somewhat turmoil" as Prime Minister May deals with the fallout from the latest cabinet crisis after two top ministers quit to protest her plans for post-Brexit trade policy with the EU next March. 

“I have NATO, I have the UK, which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have (Vladimir Putin),” Trump said as he set off on his trip to Europe which includes a meeting with the Russian President in the Finnish capital Helsinki. -Reuters

Here he comes, Britain:

Comments

Occams_Razor_Trader BeansMcGreens Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

Been to England and London numerous time- the people are always respectful and friendly. They inquire and are amazed by the United States- most have been to Disney Land- and would love to live here, before and after Trump.

Much like here, the people are a lot less Socialistic as the politicians would have you believe. It must be a dysfunction with the left- they have to sell their extremism as mainstream. I don't believe the average voting "D" believes in open borders- and they don't believe that police are hunting young black men!! The people of England voted for BrExit didn't they?

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JasperEllings King of Ruperts Land Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:33 Permalink

I remember when the sex pistols crooned the queen from a boat on the thames. I remember when monty python had a hilariously blasphemous film about the life of brian. I remember when led zeppelin partied hard after rocking wembley. I remember when the brits were cool ...

Now Trump is too "crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues."

My, how the empire has fallen.

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waspwench SandiaMan Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:31 Permalink

Where are the photographs of the Sadiq Khan blimp?

As an Anglo-American, who cares deeply for both my countries, this insult to the President  makes me very angry and I am appalled that it should be felt necessary to warn Americans that they are not safe in Britain.    I am even more angry that the cause of this is the importation of a hostile fifth-column, which has been permitted to invade the UK by the traitors who gave away our sovereignty and signed us up for the EU.   London, our capital city, is over 50% non-British and it is these semi-literate, retarded ragheads - people who are not even British - who think they have the right to insult a foreign head of state and to present a threat to his countrymen.

Britain needs to get out of the EU, get these invading hordes out of our country and work on strengthening our ties with our traditional ally.

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wetwipe 1982xls Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

I'd say that for 90% of the UK Trump and any legal US citizen will be made more than welcome.

I hope the leftist Antifa fuckwits get the beating they deserve. Peaceful protest should always be protected but intimidation and violence are the hallmarks of fascism and should be dealt with harshly.

No doubt some ethinc pink haired lesbo will get tazered by the cops at some point igniting 3 days of rioting across the inner cities of the UK. 

As a subject of Great Britain I would like to extend a warm welcome to the president of the USA Donald Trump.

#MBGA - Make Britain Great again.

 

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Maghreb wetwipe Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:34 Permalink

Nah its pretty much everyone. Media poisoned the people against him. Its been going on for awhile with anti-America and anti-Republican sentiment growing a great deal after the Iraq war.

Everyone knows him as that guy from the American version of "The Apprentice". We just made our "Apprentice" Alan Sugar a Lord. No one is sure why the Left Wing party did that either.......

Hence why people are taking the piss out of him....... 

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wetwipe Maghreb Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:03 Permalink

Guessing you're London based....

Go out in to the provinces, especially north of Birmingham and you'll find that Trump has a great deal of support (excluding LGBTQABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ's and followers of the Satanic middle eastern faith). Probably more so than either Labour, Tories or Lib-Dems at this moment in time.

#MBGA 

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DogSlime wetwipe Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

This is hysterical bullshit.

There are some snowflakes in the UK who will probably make noise about the Trump visit - but far less than the snowflakes in the US.

Most people in the UK that I speak with don't give a shit about the Trump visit.

Absolutely no need for US citizens to keep a low profile.

People here have their own domestic issues to deal with.  Trump doesn't appear on most people's lists.

There will most likely be demonstrations, but the photos will be from angles that make it look like there are tens of thousands of people.  My guess is 1500 maximum.

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