Trump in UK: Theresa May Makes Strong Case for US Trade Deal

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July 12, 2018//-UK Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed Donald Trump to the UK with a lavish black-tie dinner – during which she made a case for a new trade deal with the US.

The US president and the first lady were given a red carpet reception at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

It is Mr Trump’s first visit to the UK since he won the 2016 election.

Protesters gathered outside the US ambassador’s residence in London, where the Trumps are staying tonight, and near Blenheim Palace.

Police estimated there were about 1,000 people demonstrating near the palace, the birthplace of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

His visit comes as the government published plans for the UK’s relations with the EU after Brexit.

Earlier this week, Mr. Trump said it was “up to the people” whether the prime minister stayed on after two cabinet ministers resigned over her Brexit policy.

Mrs May noted that more than one million Americans work for UK-owned firms, telling Mr Trump: “As we prepare to leave the European Union, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do more.

“It’s an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the UK and right across the United States.

“It’s also an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

“And it’s an opportunity to shape the future of the world through co-operation in advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence.”

The Trumps landed at Stansted Airport, Essex, at 13:50 BST before a helicopter took them to Winfield House in Regent’s Park, where they are staying as guests of the US ambassador.

They stayed there for several hours before travelling to the 18th Century palace near Woodstock for the evening’s events.

BBC

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