US President Donald Trump, who accompanied by his country’s first lady Melania arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday on a working visit, was greeted in historic Blenheim Palace by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The POTUS and Melania were entertained at a black-tie dinner with select 150 invited guests. For black-tie dinner, the invitees wear formal dress wearing of black tie is mandatory for male guests. Trump is the 12th US President to visit the country days after he said the UK was in “turmoil”. Protesters gathered outside the US ambassador’s residence in London where the Trumps stayed the first night, and near Blenheim Palace. They were venting their ire over his what they call inhuman immigration policy. Extra security was put in place to ensure that law and order was not disturbed as maverick Trump has said that Britons “like me a lot” and that he feels “fine” about any such protests. Trump will interact with the UK’s business sector such as financial services, travel, creative industries, food and drink, engineering, tech, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and defence. Downing Street has gone on record saying that the Thursday’s dinner at the birth place of Britain’s War-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill was intended to celebrate the strong business ties between the two countries at a time when the UK is hoping to initial a free trade deal with the United States post Brexit .Incidentally, in both the nations across the Atlantic have strong and vociferous pro-immigration lobbies. Guardian reports before commencing his UK visit, Trump in an interview hailed Boris Johnson, Theresa May’s principal political opponent, as a future prime minister and accused the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, of failure to battle terrorism. He says there has been too much immigration in Europe angering many Britons. Political analysts are baffled as to why POTUS had endorsed PM May’s political opponent as future PM .The Tory MP recently resigned from May’s cabinet in protest at her Brexit policy. Trump described Johnson as “a very talented guy” for whom he had “a lot of respect”. He claimed he was not trying to pit Johnson against his host, but added: “I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he’s got what it takes.”May’s reaction is not known.
The Guardian says “ The president also added that Johnson “obviously likes me, and says very good things about me. I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country.”Last month, a leaked recording of Johnson revealed that the former foreign secretary was “increasingly admiring of Donald Trump”. The Conservative MP said that Trump would negotiate Brexit “bloody hard”, adding: “There’d be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he’d gone mad. But actually you might get somewhere. It’s a very, very good thought.”The US President continues to harshly criticise London Mayor with Khan with a series of comments trying to blame him for the spate of fatal terror attacks in London, Westminster, and London Bridge and outside Finsbury Park mosque.