‘I think they like me there’: Trump brags that the UK supports him despite mass protests

Credit: Left: Gert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Right: Fortune

On Thursday, Trump tried to downplay the protests that are expected to be seen during his visit to the UK.

During a press conference before he departed for the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump was asked about his feelings on the planned protests.

Trump replied, “I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the U.K. I think they agree with me on immigration.” He added that he “partially won an election” because of his immigration views.



He continued and stated that he is “going to a pretty hot spot.” This is in reference to the recent resignations that happened in the U.K.

He went on and said, “I said I’m going to a few hot spots. We have NATO, then we have the U.K., and then we have [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”

He added that he believes “Putin may be the easiest of them all. But I’m going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations.”

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Trump’s claim comes as tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also approved a “Trump baby” blimp to fly over the Houses of Parliament during Trump’s visit.

However, during the trip, he is expected to avoid London as much as possible.




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