US President Donald Trump arrived in "hot spot" Britain on Thursday after casting doubt on Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union and with protests planned across the country where he says the people like him a lot.
Mr Trump sent shockwaves through Westminster when he gave an explosive interview to The Sun where he said he would have carried out Brexit negotiations "much differently" and claimed the Prime Minister did not listen to his advice.
Watch today's joint presser by U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Theresa May in the player above. Protesters flew a blimp depicting the US president as an orange, snarling baby outside the British parliament.
Donald Trump has heaped praise on "incredible" Theresa May and hailed UK-US relations as the "highest level of special" hours after incendiary comments criticising her premiership.More news: Tesla customers will start losing a $7500 tax credit in 2019
As his performance at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation showed on Thursday, Mr Trump takes the opposite approach, firing off scatter-gun, apparently off-the-cuff remarks in sometimes rambling responses which can surprise his hosts and his White House staff alike.
After it was published, Whitehouse spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the President "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much", adding that he had "never said anything bad about her".
This is what White House spokespeople do when a statement they're tasked to deliver is ridiculous and they'd rather attribute it to Trump rather than sacrifice their own credibility.
For supporters, Trump and Brexit offer the prospect of breaking free from what they see as obsolete institutions and rules.
"Our trade and investment relationship is unrivalled - we are the largest investors in each other's economies and every day a million British people go to work for U.S. companies in the United Kingdom and a million Americans go to work for United Kingdom companies in the U.S.", May said.More news: Protesters gather in London for mass anti-Trump rallies
"If you think of it, for so many years she's represented her country, she's never really made a mistake", he said. Hundreds of protesters descended on the castle to voice their opposition to the president's visit. "We need to show across the world that we are not going to stand for our women's rights, which have been so hard-won and so hard fought for, to be demolished by a monster like Trump".
The president said the former foreign secretary would make a "great prime minister", adding "I think he's got what it takes".
Trump is meeting May for a working lunch before meeting the Queen for tea and a likely round at his Scottish golf course.
"We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russia because, anything you do, it's like: "Russia, oh he loves Russia", Trump said at the press conference before news of the indictment.
On Thursday night, several protesters gathered outside Winfield House, where Trump is staying, banging pots and blowing vuvuzelas in the hopes of keeping him awake. Nick Hurd, Britain's Policing Minister, told parliament police expected more than 100 protests across the country.More news: ‘Not justified!’ Trump could DESTROY NATO, claims German politician