Donald Trump apologises to British PM Theresa May over ‘fake news’

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GETTYDonald Trump will be having lunch with Theresa May and meeting with the Queen

There's a new petition calling for the baby balloon to be taken to Scotland and for it to fly over the golf course where Trump will be present on Saturday.

The giant balloon named "Trump Baby" was released near the U.K.'s Houses of Parliament, where "Stop Trump" protesters are marching in central London.

Ms Thornberry said Mr Trump's comments on the PM's Brexit strategy and his suggestion Mr Johnson would be a "great prime minister" were "rudeness upon rudeness upon rudeness".

The withering put-down came after the President rocked his first official visit to the United Kingdom by trashing the PM's Brexit plans and telling her a transatlantic trade deal is off. He's a very people person.

Trump, who arrived in Britain on Thursday, told the Sun newspaper that planned protests against him in London and other British cities made him feel unwelcome so he was avoiding the capital as much as possible.

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"Unfortunately, there was a story that was done which was generally fine but it didn't put in what I said about the Prime Minister and I said a tremendous thing", he said. He also took aim again at Khan, saying: "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad". It was led to an extremely awkward situation, since the two were slated for meetings and the joint press conference after he criticized her and praised her political rival and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who Trump said would be good at May's job.

Talking about his "friend" Johnson, Trump said: "I have a lot of respect for Boris. Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States".

"I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you'd like". It just shows what a bad president he is."Khan, who has no powers over immigration, also questioned the motives behind Trump's repeated criticism."Manchester also suffered a terror attack ..." He insisted that he still thinks May is "a very good person" and claimed that he never called her a "bossy schoolteacher" as reported in the Washington Post.

After causing panic at his threat to pull the USA out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation earlier this week, said: "They're taking advantage of the United States".

So what did he say today?

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On Friday, Trump's official events were all set for outside London, away from the major protests, which appeared to be a concession to his famously thin skin.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee, reporting from Buckinghamshire, said that Trump's helicopter landed around 10:00 GMT ahead of the meeting.

The shadow foreign secretary lashed the US President saying his comments were "rudeness upon rudeness upon rudeness". Trump said Khan has done a "very bad job on crime" and a "very bad job on terrorism".

He said he hoped maybe one day she will follow it. It's a very tough situation.

Most of the protests against Trump have taken aim and his anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as his administration's policy of separating undocumented parents and children who cross the USA border.

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