Five things happening on second day of Donald Trump’s UK visit

Thousands of protesters expected to line the streets of London to display objection

A demonstrator takes a picture of  Donald Trump statue, during a protest in Trafalgar Square, London. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A demonstrator takes a picture of Donald Trump statue, during a protest in Trafalgar Square, London. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters


Here are five things happening on on day two of Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK.

1. Protests

Thousands of protesters are expected to line the streets of London on Tuesday to display their objection to the visit.

A huge police and security operation is in place, with demonstrators barred from gathering directly outside Downing Street.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is due to address the Together Against Trump protest, billed as a “carnival of resistance” against the president’s policies.

The giant, orange inflatable baby Trump blimp that first appeared during his 2018 visit is due to fly over Parliament Square during the late morning.

A 5 metre (16ft) talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet is also expected to make an appearance.

Across the UK, protests in Birmingham, Stoke, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Chester, Leicester, Oxford and Exeter are also planned.

2. Business meeting

As protesters converge on central London, Mr Trump and British prime minister Theresa May will co-host a meeting of British and American business leaders.

The prime minister plans to use the round-table event to strengthen economic ties between the two countries — with Brexit likely to be a feature of discussions.

The gathering at St James’s Palace is also due to be attended by the Duke of York, Chancellor Philip Hammond and international trade secretary Liam Fox.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, US secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin and the president’s daughter and assistant Ivanka Trump are also expected at the meeting.

3. Downing Street talks

From St James’s, the president and first lady will head to No. 10, where Mr Trump will hold further talks with Mrs May.

Climate change, the Iran nuclear deal and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei are expected to be on the agenda during the meeting and working lunch.

The prime minister’s husband Philip May and Melania Trump will also attend a Downing Street garden party.

4. Churchill War Rooms

The prime minister is due to give the president a private tour of the underground bunker where Winston Churchill led the country during the Second World War.

The Mays are expected to present Mr Trump with a framed typescript draft of the 1941 Atlantic Charter, agreed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston, that set out their vision for the post-war world.

5. Winfield House dinner

Mr Trump and the first lady will host a dinner at the official residence of Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, on Tuesday evening.

The mansion in Regent’s Park is serving as the Trumps’ base while they are in town.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are expected to attend the dinner on behalf of the Queen.–Press Association