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Donald Trump's son Eric has arrived in Scotland ahead of his father's visit to the UK.
The President of the United States of America visits the UK this week, and if he was any other leader it would be a simple exercise in worldwide politics.
Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after Brexit, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.
President Trump will arrive at a London airport on one of his two specially modified Boeing 747-200s.
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"I think they like me a lot in the UK", Trump said in Brussels.
"However, let's not throw Trump Baby out with the bathwater - he'd be a welcome sight at any of the many protests happening across Scotland over the course of the visit".
Shrugging off the plans for mass protests, which on Friday will include a giant baby-shaped blimp bearing Trump's features, he said in Brussels: "They like me a lot in the UK". Tens of thousands are expected to flood the streets in protest.
"We need to show the world what millions of people in this country think of the bigotry and the hatred that he represents", protest organizer Owen Jones said.
The President and First Lady Melania Trump landed at London Stansted Airport, northeast of the capital, where they boarded a helicopter to Winfield House.
"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said of Trump's policies.
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President Donald Trump during a NATO summit in Brussels , Belgium, July 11, 2018. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (center L) shakes hands with U.S.
Top it off with the introduction of trade policies that have targeted some European industries - even though European nations are longtime friends accustomed to easy trade with the United States - and it is not surprising that Mr. Trump's itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.
Trump will then join wife Melania as they head to Windsor Castle for their audience with the Queen before flying out to Scotland, where they are expected to visit both Trump Turnberry and Trump International Golf Links Scotland.
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Trump is due to leave Britain on Sunday for talks in Helsinki the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government stands accused by May's of unleashing a lethal nerve agent in the city of Salisbury.
The middle son of the U.S. president is executive vice-president of the Trump Organisation and oversees the golf resorts.
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They will then move on to Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat in Buckinghamshire, for a working lunch and "bilateral talks on a range of global issues".