3 Jun 2019

Trump UK state visit begins with Twitter attack on London mayor

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

It has been a day of royal welcomes, of smiles for the cameras and elaborate pageantry for Donald Trump.

He and the First Lady will be hosted at Buckingham Palace for a royal state banquet, guests of honour of the Queen.

But it was a day which began in the kind of political controversy for which Mr Trump has become notorious, a tirade against the Mayor of London, who he described as “nasty”.