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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:45 PM

After NATO chaos, Trump met by protest, pomp in Britain

Source: Associated Press


Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Updated 4:31 pm CDT, Thursday, July 12, 2018

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) President Donald Trump traded one hot spot for another Thursday, leaving behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moving on to Britain, where he found a government in turmoil and sizable protests shadowing his every move. All was serene, however, during a lavish evening welcome ceremony at Blenheim Palace.

Hundreds of demonstrators chanted outside the U.S. ambassador's residence where Trump was staying on the outskirts of London, providing a preview of the forceful protests expected during his two-day British stay.

Trump was whisked away to an oasis of warm greetings at a black-tie reception at Blenheim, birthplace of Winston Churchill, the larger-than-life British leader cited by the president as a model of leadership. That was just one of several helicopter rides on the agenda for Trump, whose staff opted to keep him largely out of central London and the swarms of demonstrators who are likely to provide some of the defining images of his first official trip to the U.K.

Trump's Marine One departure from the ambassador's residence was met by jeers from demonstrators banging pots and pans, and another pack of protesters lined roads near the palace. Their signs read: "Dump Trump," ''Lock Him Up," ''There Will Be Hell Toupee." Police worked overtime, their days off cancelled.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Rattling-NATO-Trump-attacks-another-nation-s-13068314.php

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no_hypocrisy Jul 12 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:59 PM

1. Trump will probably dominate dinner conversation by insisting that Churchill really was an American.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:41 PM

2. I hope they make him eat spotted dick.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:22 PM

3. Somebody on Morning Joe this morning called tRumpski a "human wrecking ball."...

I agree with two thirds of that assessment, but I question the "human" part. I think he only has two internal organs--his mouth and his anus, and they're interchangeable. And the same stuff comes out of both of them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:31 PM

4. "there will be hell toupee!"

-- -- Wish I'd thought of that one!

My variant: "There will be hell to Pee!"

-- (sometimes I really crack myself up! )

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