Protests planned ahead of Trump arrival

Protests planned ahead of Trump arrival

Mr Trump has frequently come under fire for his policies on LGBTI rights, including his controversial decision to ban some transgender people from serving in the USA military.

The White House's official Twitter account, which has over 17million followers, said Donald Trump was "departing from the UK" ahead of his trip to Scotland, which to the amusement of millions of Twitter followers, is still in the UK.

Donald Trump is set to arrive in Scotland for the first time since becoming US President, with his visit overshadowed by mass protests and a personal rift with Nicola Sturgeon.

Protesters hold a demonstration outside the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire.

They added that it is because she "has made clear her loathing of his politics", and also because "her predecessor fell out with Trump over his golf course developments".

"In some ways it's quite amusing to think of the President using time with the Prime Minister to rant about the First Minister, especially as she spends hardly any time talking about him - she is too busy getting on with her job of making Scotland a better place to live for everyone who calls our country home".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for the blimp to fly over Westminster for two hours on Friday.

Donald Trump has claimed he successfully predicted the outcome of the Brexit vote on his last visit to the United Kingdom, when he in fact spoke about the issue the day after the referendum was held.

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One user wrote: "He's heading to Scotland?"

He said: "If you remember I was opening Turnberry the day before Brexit".

He went on to say: "There might be protests, but I believe that the people in the UK, Scotland, Ireland, I think those people, they like me a lot".

On Friday, Mrs May and Mr Trump will go to watch a joint counter-terrorism exercise by British and U.S. special forces at a military base.

The president and first lady will travel to Windsor on Friday afternoon to meet the Queen, before flying to Scotland for what is being treated as a private visit.

Mr Trump touched down at Prestwick last night en route to the resort at Turnberry, where he is expected to play golf with family and friends.

Mr Trump is due to leave Scotland on Sunday, when he will travel to Finland for talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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