Just hours after claiming “they like me a lot in the UK,” President Trump complained about feeling “unwelcome” in London after being told about a 20-foot tall “Trump Baby” blimp that was scheduled to be flown during his visit.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump told The Sun newspaper on Thursday after being told about the blimp.
London’s mayor approved a request from protesters to fly the blimp during Trump’s visit near Parliament. Nearly 90,000 people said they are planning to protest his visit.
“I used to love London as a city,” Trump continued. “I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
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“And when I say that I am talking about government because the people of the UK agree with me,” Trump added of being made to feel unwelcome.
Trump added that “many people are delighted” by his four-day visit to the U.K.
“I get thousands of notifications from people in the UK that they love the President of the United States. They want the same thing I want,” he said.
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Trump also told the newspaper about a poll claiming that he was the “most popular person in the history of the Republican Party. Beating Lincoln.”
“I beat our Honest Abe,” Trump added. “But the people of the UK, and I’ll bet if you had an honest poll, I’d be very strong. They want the same thing I want. I love the U.K.”
It is unclear what poll Trump was referring to.