Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom for his first time as President of the United States Thursday; kicking off a whirlwind two-day visit where he’s set to meet Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.
The Commander-in-Chief touched down at Stansted Airport near London accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and were met by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a full military guard.
Donald Trump arrives in UK for two-day working trip; his first time in the country as US president
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Despite the high-stakes meetings and face-to-face conversation with the Queen, the trip falls short of an official state visit.
“I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the UK,” Trump told reporters. “I think they agree with me on immigration. I am very strong on immigration.”
Watch the President’s arrival above.
LONDON FALLING: Britain Tackles SOCIAL MEDIA as Murder Rates Skyrocket
The United Kingdom is settings its sights on the “wild west elements” of the internet this week; unveiling new legislation that cracks down on cyber bullying as Britain’s crime rates continue to soar.
According to Yahoo News, UK legislators are poised to reveal new guidelines that seek to clampdown on bullying, child exploitation, and other threats posed by social media platforms across the country.
Britain’s Digital Minister Matt Hancock said the guidelines will help UK-based companies comply with harsh restriction, but was unclear on what penalties they would face should they violate the regulations.
“Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world and we must always champion innovation and change for the better,” Hancock said in a statement.
“At the same time I have been clear that we have to address the Wild West elements of the Internet through legislation, in a way that supports innovation. We strongly support technology companies to start up and grow, and we want to work with them to keep our citizens safe.”
The announcement comes as the UK murder rate reaches unprecedented levels; spiking over 40% in just three years as London’s homicides top New York City’s for the first time in recorded history.
LONDON FALLING: Mayor Approves ANTI-TRUMP BLIMP During Presidential Visit
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is poised to take his anti-Trump crusade to the next level in the coming days; approving a giant protest balloon to fill the skies during the President’s upcoming visit to the UK capital.
According to Sky News, the Mayor approved the request for the anti-Trump blimp after thousands signed a petition, placing “strict rules” on where the “giant balloon” can be seen during the trip.
“The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” said a statement from Khan’s office.
“His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp,” added the mayor.
“We didn’t get off to the best start with the Mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest,” said one protester.
Read the full story at Sky News.