Where he will go, whom he will meet, who will protest on what is termed "the Resistance's Carnival" and why there will be a giant inflatable "Baby Trump" hovering over London.
Donald Trump arrives on Thursday for a four-day working visit to the UK and is the first US president.
The voyage has been intensively explored on the other side of the Atlantic for over a year, with many – including London Mayor Sadiq Khan (and several well-known British faces in Hollywood) – saying he should not do so for a variety of reasons.
Trump's visit will include only one night in the capital, where he will visit the official residence of the US ambassador at Regent's Park (where The Hollywood Reporter he is greeted by a Mexican mariachi band of protesters and two in Scotland, where he is likely to visit his own Trump golf resorts (and who knows, maybe even play a round).
Here's a summary of the most important things you should know about the visit, including a meeting with the Queen, Mark Rylance's rallying cry, and a huge inflatable "Baby Trump" floating above London.
Tea with the queen
Trump becomes the 12th US President to meet the monarch during their 66-year reign. With the exception of Lyndon Johnson (who occasionally made trips outside the country and never made a planned trip to Europe), since Harry Truman, Queen Elizabeth has met every man in the White House. However, it is important for Trump critics not to receive an official "state visit," a special kind of reception that usually includes all sorts of pageantry, including an open carriage ride through central London and a banquet at Buckingham Palace. Only Barack Obama and George W. Bush have received such full state visits. The queen is said to entertain Trump at Windsor Castle, the royal residence west of London where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were recently married.
Meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May
While Trump does not believe meeting Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), who was one of the loudest voices for Brexit (and a vocal Trump supporter), he will meet Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May. The encounter is seen as a symbol of the "special relationship" between the US and the UK, but it comes amidst the recent tensions between the leaders. Trump refused a personal meeting with May at the G7 summit in Canada last month. He was reportedly tired of her "schoolmistress."
May was to call Trump before the summit to say that US tariffs on EU steel were "unjustified and deeply disappointing". More recently, she spoke about Trump's policy of separating refugees from her parents, saying Britain's policies are "more humane." However, in order to avoid the protests, the two will hold talks on the premises of the Premier Checkers in Buckinghamshire.
There are planned protests – known as the "Resistance Carnival" – at every stage of Trump's visit, including the US Ambassador's residence (see the Mariachi band mentioned above), Checkers, Windsor Castle and up in Scotland. But the biggest dissent show will likely take place in central London, where on July 13, around 50,000 people will demonstrate against Trump. The demonstrators of the "Stop Trump" protest will gather outside the BBC headquarters and march on Oxford Street. down Regent Street and into Trafalgar Square, where a rally will take place.
To keep things funny, some activists have paid 18,000 pounds ($ 24,000) to pay for a six-meter inflatable Trump as a diaper baby they want to fly over London Authority approval). "Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego," wrote organizer Leo Murray. "He is also a racist demagogue who poses a threat to women, immigrants and minorities, and is a deadly threat to world peace and the future of life on earth." Moral outrage is water that a Trump escapes, but he really does seem to to hate." People make fun of him. When Trump comes to the UK on Friday, July 13th, we want to make sure he knows that the whole of Britain is looking down on him and laughing. "So was the support for the inflatable baby Trump, which they are now planning to take on a world tour to" roll Donald from heaven wherever he goes. "
Celebrities against the visit
Numerous British celebrities have expressed their contempt for Trump in recent years, mainly via Twitter (J.K. Rowling and Armando Iannucci are among the best-known and most pronounced). Which names will participate in the protests remains to be seen (Iannucci is currently shooting The personal story of David Copperfield So maybe tied up). But on Sunday evening, at an event hosted by activist group The Stop the War Coalition entitled "Just Say No: Artists vs. Trump & War," Academy Award winners Mark Rylance and Vanessa Redgrave were among the performers. Rylance, a longtime defender of peace, spoke about the importance of protesting against Trump's visit, saying that the British people "should not underestimate how we get up and say," No thanks, Mr. Trump way forward, one way together, a way with hope. & # 39; "
Why the UK may not love the president
Since taking office, Trump has made a number of arson comments that have somewhat strained this "special relationship" and many have demanded that his visit be scrapped. Just hours after seven people were killed in terrorist attacks in June 2017, Trump criticized Twitter for criticizing London's Mayor Khan of his statement that there was "no cause for concern" (Khan actually said there was no reason to be alerted by elevated police) Present). At an NRA event in May this year, Trump spoke with rising knife crime in the UK to attack his terse gun laws. A London hospital is like a "war zone" with "blood everywhere on the floor". The most notorious incident came in November 2017, when Trump retweeted three anti-Islamic tweets from the far-right Britain First group, an organization known for raising racial hatred and whose leaders were arrested for religious harassment.