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Trump arrives in UK on official visit

US President Donald Trump has reached UK for a three-day official state visit during which he will discuss climate change and Chinese Huawei company issues with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.

During the visit, Trump is scheduled to meet members of the Royal Family

Before he even touched down, Trump criticised Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with whom he has clashed in the past.

During President Trump’s visit,    Protests are planned across the UK during the visit, including in London, Manchester, Belfast, and Birmingham.

Although Mr Trump has spoken of his admiration for Mrs May, there is expected to be differences of opinion during their talks, which begin on Tuesday.

The prime minister will raise the issue of climate change, with a government spokesman again saying on Monday the UK was “disappointed by the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in 2017”.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss Huawei. The US has blacklisted the Chinese firm for security reasons, while the UK may allow it to supply “non-core” components for its 5G network.

Before the visit, President Trump told the Sun newspaper that he was backing Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson to be the next UK prime minister.

He also told the Sunday Times that Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage – an arch critic of Mrs May – should be involved in the government’s negotiations to leave the EU.