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The Queen has met every USA president since Dwight Eisenhower with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who never visited Britain while in office, according to AAP.

Trump says May's former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, would make an "excellent" prime minister, speaking just days after Johnson resigned his position in protest of May's Brexit plans.

Trump arrived at the reception to much pomp and ceremony, with the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards playing in his honour.

"I told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me..."

During his news conference on Thursday, the U.S. president also appeared to refer to Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.

Trump has frequently angered British politicians.

Trump will spend very little time in London, having stayed in the capital for a single, well-insulated night at the official residence of the U.S. ambassador in Regent's Park.

Of Johnson, he said: "I have a lot of respect for Boris".

"The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route, I don't know if that is what they voted for". By contrast, 67 percent said they believed he was a "poor" or "terrible president".

Just hours before arriving in London, the United States president questioned progress in Brexit talks and Britain's new plan to remain close to the European Union on regulatory standards for goods.

Trump is due to have lunch with May on Friday. "I'm very strong on immigration".

A YouGov/ITV Tonight poll released on Thursday found there is "broad support" for Trump among Britons.

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Anti-Trump protesters lined the roadway leading to the palace near Oxford - but it's unlikely the Trumps even saw them.

Meanwhile Amnesty International unveiled a 15-metre banner on Vauxhall bridge opposite the US Embassy branding him a "Human Rights Nightmare".

The largest demonstration is expected in central London on Friday where a giant "Trump baby" balloon will fly close to Parliament after being given the go-ahead by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

"We expect the highest standards of each other".

He added: "If they do that, then their trade deal with the USA will probably not be made".

Protesters have taken to the streets throughout the United Kingdom, however the US President says he isn't anxious.

May has briefed leaders including European Union president Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her plan and reported a positive response, although they are awaiting the detail. She praised the friendship between the two allies, glossing over Trump's previous remarks that Britain was a "hot spot" in turmoil over Brexit.

Some Brexit supporters have cast May's Brexit plan as a betrayal, including lawmakers in her own deeply divided party who have warned of a leadership challenge.

Russian Federation has strongly denied the charge.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on BFM television that Trump "can't tolerate that there is an ensemble called the European Union".

Trump is being flown across the country on board in Marine One helicopter so he avoids thousands of protesters gathering outside each location on his visit.

Then, in a head-snapping pivot at the end, he declared the alliance a "fine-tuned machine" that had acceded to his demands to speed up increases in military spending to relieve pressure on the USA budget.

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