Trump lands in Great Britain for first UK visit

July 12, 2018 - 9:21 am

President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid NATO tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil.  

Air Force One has landed at London Stansted Airport, where Trump is beginning a four-day visit to the country.  

Trump will attend a gala dinner Thursday with British and American officials at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  

On Friday, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II and then spend the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland.  

Widespread protests of Trump are expected during his visit to the U.K., which comes during a tumultuous week for May's government as it seeks to navigate the Brexit process. Trump is arriving following a chaotic NATO summit.  

U.S. President Donald Trump is forecasting an unspecified ``escalation'' between the U.S. and Iran.  

Trump also says Iran is treating the U.S. with more respect, though there is no evidence to support Trump's claim.  

Trump withdrew the U.S from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, reinstating economic sanctions that had been lifted under a deal among Iran, the U.S. and other world powers in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.  

Trump was asked about Iran at a news conference in Brussels, where he wrapped up his participation in a NATO summit.  

He says Iran is feeling a lot of pain as a result and that at some point Iran will ``call me and they're going to say let's make a deal, and we'll make a deal.''  

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