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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Trump's UK Visit Turns to Brexit and Huawei in London

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7Dnews London

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 02:29 GMT

Donald Trump will intervene in Britain's Brexit crisis on Tuesday 4 June and is likely to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May's successor ban China's Huawei from 5G networks as thousands of protesters take to streets in London against the U.S. president.

Celebrated by Queen Elizabeth and heir Prince Charles on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump turns to politics on Tuesday with talks in Downing Street, a news conference scheduled for 1245 GMT and a dinner that could include leaders of Brexit, such as Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed May, according to Reuters. 

Trump brings demands for the United States' closest ally in Europe, including calls by his envoys for a tougher British stance towards telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. 

At a lavish banquet in Buckingham Palace, Trump praised the queen as "a great, great woman" and said the United States and United Kingdom shared an enduring alliance. 

"As we honour our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into the future; freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference for the rights given to us by almighty God," he said. 


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