Trump Baby Blimp, Meeting with the Prime Minister & More Moments from President Trump's State Visit — Day 2
A Meeting With the PM
On Tuesday, the second day of his state visit to the U.K., President Donald Trump met with Prime Minister Theresa May. The pair attended business meetings in the morning and participated in a joint news conference in the afternoon.
"I've always talked openly with you, Donald, when we have taken a different approach and you've done the same with me," May said. "I've always believed that cooperation and compromise are the basis of strong alliances, and nowhere is this more true than in the special relationship."
May and her husband, Philip May, greeted Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's residence.
The Prime Minister's Tour
May, who recently announced she will resign as prime minister on Friday, gave Trump a tour of 10 Downing Street.
Looking at History
During their tour, May, Trump and the first lady were shown a copy of the Declaration of Independence.
May's husband and Mrs. Trump attended a garden party for the families of staff members from 10 Downing Street and the U.S. Embassy.
The first lady brought a bouquet of flowers to the party as she walked alongside the prime minister's husband.
Business as Usual
Trump attended a business roundtable event hosted by May at St. James's Palace.
Speaking to the Press
Trump spoke during a joint news conference with May at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, where the two reaffirmed their countries' alliance even as they have split on some issues.
Even More Protests
The protests against Trump's state visit continued Tuesday, including a protestor dressed in an inflatable Trump baby costume.
Tens of thousands had been expected, but an exact crowd size was not immediately available.
“This is about sending a strong message that people in the U.K. don’t accept the divisive right-wing policies that Trump stands for, and that inviting him for a state visit is totally inappropriate,” the Stop Trump Coalition said in a statement.
A Golden Toilet ...
A giant statue depicting Trump sitting on a golden toilet was prominent among the protestors in London on Tuesday.
... and Toliet Paper
One enterprising protestor sold "Donald Trump toliet paper" to demonstrators in Trafalgar Square.
The Baby Blimp is Back
A giant blimp depicting Trump as an orange-skinned baby, which flew over London during the president's last visit, in 2018, reemerged on Tuesday during the protest in Trafalgar Square.
Protestors Speak Out with Signs
Protestors in London held signs with messages like "Keep Your Tiny Hands Off Our Queen," "You Can't Combover Racism" and "Lock Him in the Tower!"
Dinner, Round 2
What's Next on Trump's Trip
On Wednesday, the president will travel to Portsmouth to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
He will be joined by Charles and the Queen.
On Thursday and he the first lady will travel to France.