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Trump lands in Great Britain for first UK visit

/ 09:06 PM July 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump gestures while speaking to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their bilateral breakfast on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. AP

STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, England —  President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid NATO tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil.

Air Force One has landed at London Stansted Airport, where Trump is beginning a four-day visit to the country.

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Trump will attend a gala dinner Thursday with British and American officials at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

On Friday, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II and then spend the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland.

Widespread protests of Trump are expected during his visit to the UK, which comes during a tumultuous week for May’s government as it seeks to navigate the Brexit process. Trump is arriving following a chaotic NATO summit.  /ee

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