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Trump in London: tough times for the Special Relationship

protests to threaten the visit of the US President to overshadow. Trump, who incites the mood, by interfering in internal British politics. Diplomats hope for damage limitation.

US President, Trump is being received today with his family at Buckingham Palace, and in the evening the Queen will give to his honor a state dinner. Many of the British don't like, however, is that Trump is here received with Pomp and honor of the military, protests are announced for today and tomorrow. And the diplomats in London, you are shaking.

Lewis Lukens, who was at the last visit of Trump Deputy head of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, talks openly about what he would fear, if he were still in office: "I think my biggest concern would be that the President says something Inappropriate or does which is contrary to the Protocol," he says. "You know: He then flies back on Wednesday, but we need to limit in the message then the damage and the British-American relationship repair."

Demonstration in London against US President Trump, during his visit in the past year.

Trump supports Johnson

limit the damages that diplomats must operate at this point, though, because Donald Trump has taken care of on the weekend with two Interviews for attention. He has made it clear that he supports in the race to Theresa may's successor, Boris Johnson, and argued indirectly for a hard Brexit.

In the UK, this interference is not well - also, if the US is the closest Partner: "I give our relationship the highest Note, when it comes to specificity. Or can I go even higher?", so Trump about the "special relationship", the very special relationship between the UK and the USA.

to the highest degree particularly, said Trump during his visit a year ago - what kept him but at the time, to duping May. For his present visit it is considered likely that Trump will meet with Boris Johnson - perhaps even Nigel Farage, who won with his Brexit-party to the European election in the UK, and the Conservatives of Prime Minister May in the knees.

The D-Day links

This is not likely to ensure in the interview of Trump and May morning in 10 Downing Street just for good mood. On the other hand, Trump now promises something that the head of government always wanted to: The U.S. President wants to push for a trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States, doubling the previous volume of trade or tripled and the loss of the British would be compensated by a Brexit more than.

the "special relationship" will go in addition, but also in classic Form, in the field of security. President Trump wants to wrest May the promise that Britain involved the Chinese telecommunications provider Huawei on the design of the 5G mobile network.

in Accordance with the current policy, then on Wednesday, the third and last day of Trump's visit, the memorial in the foreground. In Portsmouth, the allied landing in Normandy 75 years ago, is reminiscent of the D-Day.

D-Day: The is the part of the anglo-American history, who know both countries, until today, all together. How will serve, the current state visit of Donald Trump to further deepen this special relationship, is one of the exciting and open-ended questions.

Trumps state visit to Britain - Special Relationship
Imke Köhler, ARD London
02.06.2019 23:55 PM

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