Trump visit latest: U.S. president arriving in the UK

Creepy helicopters spotted hovering'eerily over London ahead of Donald Trump visit

This video shows one of the helicopters hovering over Regents Park

It has vowed to gather near the United States ambassador's residence in London, where Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will stay Thursday night, and outside Blenheim Palace, wartime leader Winston Churchill's birthplace, which hosts the pair for dinner prior.

"I think they agree with me on immigration", he said, also reminding reporters that his mother was from Scotland, which he plans to visit after his official meetings in England.

Although he will visit the USA ambassador's residence, he is largely avoiding central London, where the largest protests are expected Friday.

Mr Trump raised eyebrows when he went out of his way to praise Boris Johnson after resigning as foreign secretary, while insisting it was up to the British people whether Mrs May remained in office or not.

May, who faced flak over the UK's ties with the U.S. when the Trump administration was under serious criticism over its controversial immigration policies, reiterated that the United Kingdom did not have an alliance stronger than that with the USA and things will remain so in the days to come, the AFP report added.

The demonstrators will also fly a six-metre tall blimp depicting Trump as a nappy-clad baby over the capital on the day of the protests. "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Awaiting him on the tarmac on Thursday afternoon were three Osprey helicopters belonging to the US Marines, which are used to transport the President's staff and security detail on overseas trips.

The biggest protest will take place in central London on Friday when thousands are expected to take to the streets to join the "Stop Trump" march.

"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".

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.

It is understood that, despite speculation, the Duke of York is not expected to play golf with Trump during his visit.

Long before Trump became president, he was trading barbs with the mayor of London.

On Friday he'll meet Theresa May at the prime minister's country house, Chequers - and he'll meet the Queen at Windsor Castle while protests take place in London.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, May said her husband was "looking forward to meeting Melania", adding that he "has been out and bought a new suit".

The President is also due to travel to Scotland, where he owns two golf courses and Scotland's interim police chief has said more than 5,000 officers would be needed for to cover the trip, including specialist riot and armed units.

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