Donald Trump arrives in London on his maiden visit to UK

"I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him", said Mr Trump.

It has been dubbed Storm Trump and the country is braced for a USA presidential visit that has split opinion like never before.

"The people voted to break it up (Britain's ties with the EU)", Trump said.

"Our trade and investment relationship is unrivaled - we are the largest investors in each other's economies and every day a million British people go to work for US companies in the United Kingdom and a million Americans go to work for United Kingdom companies in the US", May said.

"And I said Putin may be the easiest of them all", he continued. "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for", said Trump.

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The US President also won't be meeting The Queen at Buckingham Palace - instead meeting her at Windsor Castle. Trump, whose mother was Scottish, will then be piped out at the end by the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

May is trying to unify her deeply divided Conservative Party behind her Brexit plans with some of her own lawmakers openly speaking of a leadership challenge.

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, seen during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Wednesday, will reconvene this week in the United Kingdom.

As well as in London, protests are expected to take place in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge and Cardiff after Trump arrives on Thursday.

"There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the United States and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", the British leader said.

May will host Trump and tuxedo-clad government ministers and representatives of fund managers BlackRock and Blackstone Group, as well as Arup and drinks manufacturer Diageo, for a dinner of Scottish salmon, beef and strawberries and clotted cream ice cream to discuss post-Brexit trade.

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The US president's brash style and hardline "America First" policies have caused consternation across Britain's political spectrum and society.

On Friday, Trump will meet May and her newly appointed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the prime minister's countryside retreat, Chequers.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to protest against Trump's visit in central London on Friday, citing his alleged Islamophobia, controversial policies and "incendiary rhetoric" towards people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community.

On Friday, May and Trump will hold talks on Brexit, relations with Russian Federation and trade ties at the prime minister's Chequers country residence followed by a press conference.

It is not a state visit, so the President will stay with the U.S. ambassador in London instead of being hosted by the Queen.

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Embassy put out a travel alert on Tuesday about the demonstrations, warning U.S. travellers to London to " keep a low profile ". That led roughly half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the UK.

They are expected to be in Scotland until Sunday.

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