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Donald Trump ‘baby blimp’ not allowed to fly over Turnberry

12 July, 2018, 20:25 | Author: Candice Daniels
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Police Scotland said an air exclusion has been put in place over Mr Trump's Turnberry gold course to stop the large helium balloon, nicknamed the baby blimp, flying overhead.

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.

"The requirements of this complex operation need to be balanced with the right of individuals to a freedom of speech".

London mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for the Trump Baby, which depicts the president as an angry infant wearing a nappy, to fly above Parliament Square after campaigners raised £16,000 to pay for it. That prompted almost half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from the UK.

Organisers said they will transport the balloon to Scotland overnight, and will now fly it elsewhere on Saturday.

"I'm excited to welcome the President of the United States", says Drew, who's 21.

But there are still plenty of detractors, as loudly demonstrated by a passenger in vehicle driving past the USA flag-adorned pub who shouted "F*** Trump", to which Mr Smyth chuckled.

U.S. President Donald Trump flies into Britain on Thursday for talks with the leader of the United States' closest ally in Europe, and tea with Queen Elizabeth, set against a backdrop of protests and what he described as the country's turmoil over Brexit.

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He will spend Thursday and Friday in England, visiting Windsor and Chequers, before heading to Scotland for the weekend.

The US president's brash style and hardline "America First" policies have caused consternation across Britain's political spectrum and society.

Mr. Trump angered May and many Britons by tweeting inflammatory and unverified videos made by Britain First, an anti-Muslim group whose leaders have been convicted of hate crimes, and by characterizing parts of London and other cities as no-go areas because of a purported Muslim-related crime wave.

May is hoping Trump's trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal once Britain leaves the EU. I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom. And I said Putin maybe the easiest of them all.

"You see, what's going on throughout the world with immigration..."

Asked about Trump's comments at a hastily-arranged meeting with journalists, May said she was delivering wishes of the British people.

The president is not now scheduled to visit Aberdeenshire, but Eric Trump hinted that a trip to Menie could still be added to his father's itinerary at the last minute.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through London in protest against Mr Trump's visit and some of his actions during his first 18 months in power.

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