In her Blenheim Palace address, May listed existing trade links, citing how more than a million American worked for British-owned firms and that Britain was the largest investor in the United States.
“There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the USA and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead”, May said ahead of the visit.
Trump will largely avoid travelling around the capital and other major cities due to the anticipated protests and his meetings will take place at various country estates or palaces.
“If they do that, then their trade deal with the U.S. will probably not be made”.
Mr Trump spoke to The Sun in Brussels ahead of his arrival in London on Thursday, warning Theresa May over Brexit and immigration, and being supportive of ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
He added that London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who authorised protesters to raise a giant balloon showing a nappy-wearing Trump next to the British parliament on Friday, was doing a “terrible job” in fighting crime.
Trump was flying to the United Kingdom after a fraught North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where he piled pressure on allies to double their defence spending. “He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K”, Sanders said.
But it is unlikely the Trumps even saw them.
“You have a mayor who has done a bad job in London”.
The government said Britain would act “as if in a combined customs territory” with the European Union, using technology at its border to determine whether goods from third countries were bound for Britain or the European Union, and charging the appropriate tariffs in those cases. “You need to be a part of saying no to some of these people”.
Meanwhile Amnesty International unveiled a 15-meter banner on Vauxhall bridge opposite the US Embassy branding him a “Human Rights Nightmare”. “We seem to be going into a cycle of rather regressive thinking”.
It is widely believed that such a schedule has been designed for Donald Trump because of the overwhelming protests that are expected to descend on London during his visit.
“You have a mayor who has done a awful job in London”, Trump said, adding later that Khan had “done a very bad job on terrorism”.
Later they will hold talks with the foreign secretary at Chequers – the PM’s country residence in Buckinghamshire.
The organisers behind the blimp however, said they were just “poking fun” and “hope Trump sees it”.
Trump claimed member nations had agreed to boost their defense budgets significantly and reaffirmed – after days of griping that the US was being taken advantage of by its allies – that the USA remains faithful to the accord.
It would be a blow for Britain to lose that special status, said Shashank Joshi, a British security analyst.
Stoltenberg says Trump’s approach is paying off. The future of its ties is uncertain, muddied by confusion over Brexit.
Earlier this year, Mrs May extended an invitation for President Trump to visit Britain, which was met with backlash across the UK.
“On Friday she is going to have a separate program in London, and because it’s in London I’m not able to share the location but she plans to meet veterans and local schoolchildren”, a Downing Street spokeswoman told HuffPost U.K.
Mr Trump also said he was “cracking down” on the European Union as “they have not treated the United States fairly on trading”.
Amnesty International hung a 50 foot-long banner emblazoned with the words “Human Rights Nightmare” and a large image of Trump on a bridge close to the new USA embassy.
Trump, who has repeatedly praised Brexit, has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging agreement with Britain after its European Union departure.
Later, Trump will go to Windsor Castle for tea with 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth.