Donald Trump visit: How Americans living in the United Kingdom feel

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Mr. Trump has been quick to criticize British society, telling an NRA convention in May that the British didn't have guns but had so much knife crime that one hospital was like a military war zone with its floors awash with blood - a statement quickly rebutted by British physicians and politicians.

The small gathering at a location to be confirmed in London - and at which Mr Trump is not expected to attend - is likely to be easily outnumbered by protesters involved in a series of demonstrations organised for the coming days, including the flying of a 20ft-high Trump inflatable near Parliament.

"But from the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he added, saying there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".

Asked about his father's visit and US-UK relations, he said: "He has worked here for so many years, he knows so many people".

"The president of the United States of America will regretfully have the red carpet rolled out for him by this Conservative government", Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

President Trump will head to London on Friday, where he's expected to face protests at every turn.

Organizers of anti-Trump rallies say they are not expecting any trouble at all - and that it would be very unlikely for any hostility to be directed at ordinary Americans. The lawmakers even had the support of an online petition signed by almost 2 million people wanting May to avoid the US's company over Trump's executive order on immigration.

Mr Trump will touch down for his highly controversial four-day trip which has sparked protests and demonstrations in the capital leaving taxpayers footing a police and security bill of up to £10 million.

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Trump postponed his trip several times as a petition to block him from entering the United Kingdom gained so many signatures that it was debated in parliament.

Ahead of Trump's visit, the PM said: "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".

After Khan was elected as London's first Muslim mayor in 2016, he frequently criticized Trump and described his views of Islam as ignorant.

Trump and Melania will spend Thursday night at Winfield House in Regent's Park, which is the US Ambassador's residence in London.

One of the demonstrations will begin on the evening of July 12, at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

As part of the visit, Mrs Trump will meet veterans and schoolchildren in London on Friday, accompanied by the PM's husband Philip May.

On Friday, May and Trump will visit a defense site then travel to the prime minister's Chequers country residence for talks followed by a press conference.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss Russia, Brexit and Middle East.

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