- Trump praises May’s negotiating skills
- Corbyn snubbed by Trump after requesting meeting
- President backtracks after saying NHS would be ‘on table’ in trade talks
- Analysis: How Farage cemented friendship with Trump
- Asa Bennett: Trump may have just picked out next Tory PM
- Trump state visit: Everything you need to know
Donald Trump paid a valedictory tribute to Theresa May’s negotiating skills as he said she would not get “the credit you deserve” if Britain leaves the EU with a Brexit deal.
The president said the Prime Minister had “teed up” a deal that he believes will eventually be agreed by the two sides, and joked: “She’s probably a better negotiator than I am.”
In a typically unpredictable press conference at the Foreign Office, Mr Trump caused controversy by suggesting the NHS will be on the table in a future trade deal, and revealed that he turned down a request for a meeting from Jeremy Corbyn.
With the First Lady and other family watching from the front row of a covered courtyard, he also discussed topics including Huawei and Iran.
Donald Trump's UK state visit, in pictures
Mr Trump credited himself with predicting the result of the 2016 EU referendum and said Brexit “will happen and it probably should happen”.
He praised Mrs May for doing “a very good job” in getting the negotiations to this point and suggested her successor would agree a deal based on her work.
He said: “She has got it, in a sense – that deal is teed up. I think they have to do something.” Turning to Mrs May, he added: “Perhaps you won’t be given the credit that you deserve if they do something but I think you deserve a lot of credit. I really do.
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“This is a great, great country and it wants its own identity. It wants to have its own borders, it wants to run its own affairs. This is a very, very special place and I think it deserves a special place.”
Asked whether she should have taken Mr Trump’s advice and sued the EU, Mrs May said: “It will be for whoever succeeds me as prime minister to take this issue forward. I seem to remember the president suggest I sued the European Union, which we didn’t do. We went into negotiations and we came out with a good deal.”
Mr Trump responded: “I would have sued and settled, maybe, but you never know. She’s probably a better negotiator that I am.”
Earlier, during a meeting with business leaders, Mr Trump had urged Mrs May to “stick around” and conclude an Anglo-American trade deal but she said she would be resigning on Friday. “I’m a woman of my word,” she said.
NHS ‘on the table’
The US is ready to sign a “phenomenal” trade deal after Brexit, the president said, but put himself at odds with Tory leadership contenders by saying the NHS must be “on the table”.
Mr Trump said a bilateral deal could double or triple the volume of trade between the countries as long as there was no limit to the scope of negotiations.
He said: “When you’re dealing in trade, everything is on the table, so NHS or anything else … everything will be on the table, absolutely.”
Mrs May appeared to be taken aback, retorting: “The point in making trade deals is of course that both sides negotiate and come to an agreement.”
While Britain already buys medical products from the US, Mrs May and several of the contenders to succeed her have said they would never allow the US to build and run privately-funded hospitals as part of the NHS.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, immediately tweeted: “Dear Mr President. The NHS isn’t on the table in trade talks – and never will be. Not on my watch.”
Tory leadership contenders Dominic Raab, Sam Gyimah and Rory Stewart also pledged the NHS would not be part of a trade deal. Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary and former health secretary, previously said he agreed with Mr Hancock’s stance.
The president later appeared to backtrack over his comments on the NHS, telling Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain: "I don’t see it being on the table. Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is. But I don’t see that as being, that’s something that I would not consider part of trade. That’s not trade."
‘I don’t know Gove’
After it emerged that Mr Trump had a 20-minute phone call with Boris Johnson on Monday night, he heaped praise on the former foreign secretary and his successor Jeremy Hunt but to laughter said he did not know Michael Gove. He said: “I know Boris. I like him. I have liked him for a long time. I think he would do a very good job. I know Jeremy, I think he would do a very good job. I don’t know Michael – would he do a good job, Jeremy?” Mr Hunt smiled and said: “Of course.”
Downing Street said Mr Trump had been “courteous” and had let Mrs May know he was holding talks with the leadership rivals.
Sources close to Mr Gove said discussions were ongoing about a meeting with Mr Trump on Wednesday.
Mr Trump appeared to have forgotten that Mr Gove interviewed him for The Times in January 2017.
Jeremy Corbyn asked for a meeting with Mr Trump after he had announced he would be boycotting Monday night’s state dinner at Buckingham Palace.
Mr Trump said he did “not know him, never met him, never spoke to him” but turned down the meeting because he said Mr Corbyn was “somewhat of a negative force”.
He said: “He wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided I would not do that.
“I think people should look to do things correctly as opposed to criticise.
“I really don’t like critics as much as I like and respect people who get things done – so I decided not to meet.”
Despite Mr Trump’s negative comments about Mr Corbyn, when asked by Piers Morgan in an interview for Good Morning Britain, if he could see himself doing a trade deal with the Labour leader, the president responded: "It’s always possible. Anything is possible."
Mr Trump tried to defuse the Huawei row, saying intelligence-sharing would continue regardless of whether it was allowed to bid for 5G contracts in the UK. Huawei is legally obliged to share information with the Chinese government, which some ministers feared could compromise national security.
A final decision is yet to be made but Mr Trump said he expected the “incredible intelligence relationship” with the UK to continue either way.
Asked if the US could impose limits on intelligence-sharing if the UK used Huawei infrastructure, Mr Trump said: “No… we have an incredible intelligence relationship and we will be able to work out any differences.”
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It’s a busy schedule for the First Couple tomorrow, as they head down to Portsmouth for the D-Day anniversary commemorations. This is what they’ll be up to:
- The Queen, Prince Charles, and Donald and Melania Trump will attend commemorations of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth with veterans.
- The event will tell the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and military displays, including a fly-past of 25 modern and period aircraft. Heads of state and government representatives from the countries involved in the historic military operation will also attend.
- The Queen will then bid a formal farewell to Mr and Mrs Trump before they travel to Ireland.
- There they will meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Double Fillet Donald
The President has been treated to his favourite main course…twice in one day.
At Lunch, both he and Prime Minister Theresa May had Dry Aged Lake District Beef Fillet and then for dinner they enjoyed ‘Grilled Fillet of Beef’.
Just spotted that President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May have been treated to Beef Fillet twice in one day.
First at lunch with the Prime Minister, then at dinner with Prince Charles. #DoubleFilletDonald #PrimeMinister pic.twitter.com/Mi165wR6Vx
— Jamie Johnson (@JamieoJohnson) June 4, 2019
Insert your own jokes here…
Tomorrow's Telegraph front page
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph: 'Delay Brexit again and Tories face extinction, warns Boris' #tomorrowspaperstodayhttps://t.co/8GTpvuEYLp pic.twitter.com/hESuTIl8QV
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 4, 2019
More quotes from Trump interview with Piers Morgan
"Could you imagine actually doing a trade deal with Britain, with someone like Jeremy Corbyn as a leader?", asked Mr Morgan.
“It’s always possible. Anything is possible," said the president.
“I don’t know him. He wanted to meet, it was a very tough to meet and probably inappropriate to be, to be honest with you. A lot of things are happening right now with respect to our country and your country, my country and let’s call the almost the same because I feel that way, it’s really a tremendous relationship. So, I didn’t think it was appropriate to meet him, but I would. I certainly would have no problem with it.
“I think it’s a long shot when you say that, you know, I don’t, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Mr Morgan moved onto the NHS and said: “No leader, no leader it seems to me, would allow Britain to effectively sell the NHS as part of a trade deal. Would you as the American President see that as ‘deal breaker’ if none of the NHS was on the table?”
The President replied: “I don’t see it being on the table. Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is. But I don’t see that as being, that something that I would not consider part of trade. That’s not trade.”
This is a contradiction to the comments he made earlier at the joint press conference with Theresa May, where he said the NHS was "on the table".
For everything else, President Trump’s full and exclusive interview will be on Good Morning Britain tomorrow on ITV from 6am.
Tonight, Melania is wearing a £5,610 gown by the Duchess of Sussex’s favourite designer for dinner with Prince Charles and Camilla.
Our Fashion News and Features Director Bethan Holt has the lowdown here.
Some cracking photos from tonight's dinner
The Trump family…
The First Lady and Philip May share a joke…
Hunt makes his move
Someone clearly had fun with the place settings.
Jeremy Hunt, Conservative leadership hopeful sat next to the Prime Minister he helped oust. On the other side of her…President Trump – who he has now met three times in two days, and has a private meeting tomorrow.
There were no speeches, but the Prince and the President both offered brief toasts.
President Trump said: “To Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.”
Prince Charles, in reply, said: “Ladies and Gentlemen please would you join me in toasting The President of The United States of America and Mrs Trump.”
Other guests from the US side included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and National Security Advisor John Bolton.
The Trump / Morgan interview
ITV have released some details ahead of their Good Morning Britain interview with Donald Trump, writes Hannah Furness.
President Trump has offered warm words of praise to the "terrific" Duke of Sussex and his "very nice" wife, following a controversial interview in which he appeared to call the American-born Duchess "nasty".
The President, who spent time with Prince Harry at a Buckingham Palace lunch on Monday, said he "couldn’t have been nicer", despite the Prince appearing to avoid standing with his family in front of the cameras.
In an ITV television interview, he defended previous comments in which he appeared to call the Duchess "nasty", saying he was referring to her comments about him rather than passing judgment on the woman.
The Duchess has previously expressed criticism of Mr Trump, calling him “misogynistic” and “divisive” in 2016 before she joined the Royal Family. "I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty," Mr Trump said. "I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.
“You know what? She’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life… I think she’s very nice.”
He added: "That’s okay for her to be nasty, it’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t…”
Asked by Piers Morgan whether he had mentioned the comments to the Duke when they met on Monday, Mr Trump said their conversation focused instead on congratulations on his new baby.
"I think he’s a terrific guy. The Royal Family is really nice," said Mr Trump. "He spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family. I went up – he couldn’t have been nicer. Couldn’t have been nicer… I think he’s great.”
The full interview, in which Mr Trump also discusses the NHS, post-Brexit trade deals, Jeremy Corbyn, Iran and other members of the Royal Family, will be broadcast on Good Morning Britain on ITV from 6am tomorrow morning.
The small details
There are six round tables with 10 seats.
President Trump is sat between Theresa May on his left and Prince Charles on his right. Melania has the Duchess of Cornwall on her left, and Philip May on her right. Other guests include Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill.
The wines are all from California and are:
Iron Horse Chardonnay ‘Heart of the Vinyard’ from 2016 – available online for $54.00
Iron Horse Pinot Noir ‘North Block’ from 2016
and Iron Horse Brut Reserve ‘Joy’ from 2005 – a magnum of which can be bought for $275.00.
Here is the Royal arrival…
President @realdonaldtrump and @FLOTUS welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as they arrive at Winfield House for the return banquet. #USStateVisit 🇺🇸🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/KEdlJ8PFW4
— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) June 4, 2019
We've got the menu!
It’s Trump’s favourite – steak, potatoes and ice cream!
Menu for tonight’s dinner, approved and selected by @FLOTUS, is basically Trump’s favorite: steak, potatoes, vanilla ice cream. (pic via pool) pic.twitter.com/3nh9YkK92e
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 4, 2019
But really, it’s:
Heritage tomatoes with Fresh Burrata, Garden Basil, and Maldon salt
Grilled fillet of beef, Pommes Anna, Watercress Puree, Celeriac and Chantenay Carrots
Summer berries and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Our Royal Correspondent has the details
This just in from Hannah Furness:
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived for the reciprocal dinner at Winfield House, hosted by the Trumps.
The Duchess wore a Fiona Clare gown in cream, with Mrs Trump in a striking red dress with cape.
Guests at the black tie dinner will tonight dine on fresh burrata cheese with heritage tomatoes, basil, and Maldon salt; grilled fillet of beef with pommes Anna, watercress pure, celeriac and chantenay carrots; followed by summer berries, homemade vanilla ice cream with Muscovado sugar tuile.
Select wines were sourced from the Iron Horse vineyard in northern California: a chardonnay with the starter, a pinot noir with the main course, and a brut reserve to accompany the dessert.
The setting was described as far more intimate than the State Banquet Buckingham Palace on Monday night, featuring six round tables set for around 10 guests.
President Trump was placed with Prince Charles and Theresa May on either side of him. On the other side of Mrs May sat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Across the small room, the First Lady was due to entertain the Duchess of Cornwall and Mr May sitting to her left and right.
There was tight security around Winfield House, the US ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park, central London, where the Trumps have been staying on their state visit.
The road to the residence was fenced off and the perimeter guarded by large numbers of uniformed British police. Inside the perimeter staff moved around in golf buggies and US secret service officers stood sentinel.
Winfield House, a red brick Georgian-style mansion built for the Woolworths heiress Barbara Hutton in 1936 replaced a smaller white stucco Regency villa on the site. It stands in 12.5 acres in the north west corner of the park behind 15 ft iron gates on land that was once part of a “great forest, with wooded glades and lairs of wild beasts, deer both red and fallow, wild bulls and boars”.
The first pictures are in
President Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Royal couple arrive.
Tonight’s dinner setting.
Tonight's dinner at Winfield House
Tonight, Mr Trump and the First Lady will host a dinner at the official residence of Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK.
The mansion in Regent’s Park is serving as the Trumps’ base while they are in town.
It is expected top be a more intimate occasion than last night’s state banquet, with fewer than 100 guests expected to be in attendance. The Telegraph understands that there will not be any formal speeches, but rather, toasts.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
It starts in around half an hour and will finish with a guest book signing at around 10pm.
We’ll have all the pictures and updates, including the all-important menu.
Tonight, my wife and I will be honored to welcome special guests to Winfield House – America’s home in Britain. A beautiful venue to celebrate a beautiful friendship. #USStateVisit 🇺🇸🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/wRWHB2W0vY
— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) June 4, 2019
Keeping domestic supporters happy
The President has just tweeted: "Just had a big victory in Federal Court over the Democrats in the House on the desperately needed Border Wall. A big step in the right direction. Wall is under construction!
Just had a big victory in Federal Court over the Democrats in the House on the desperately needed Border Wall. A big step in the right direction. Wall is under construction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2019
This relates to the border wall with Mexico. There have been repeated attempts by Democrats to block the president from building the wall, but this court ruling means that he can use emergency powers to get his project off the ground. There are however other court documents lodged against the construction, so it won’t be up any time soon.
Farage talks to Mark, from Ross-on-Wye
Nigel Farage tells his listeners that he had spoken to people in the presidential motorcade who saw plenty of American flags and Trump supporters on their journey to Winfield House.
Mark, from Ross-on-Wye was one of them.
"There were lots of people like me chanting USA and Trump as well. We don’t believe what we see in the media. we show support for the president of the United States."
Farage asks if Mark is a full nailed on Trump supporter with a MAGA hat?
"I have got a Make Britain Great again cap," says Mark, to which Farage replies "I love it, I love it, I love it."
Sadiq Khan fights back again
He calls Donald Trump a ‘poster-boy for the far right’ again, in an interview with CNN and brands the Trump tweets "the behaviour I’d expect of an 11-year-old".
From rolling back women's reproductive rights to defending far-right nationalists – President Trump's behaviour flies in the face of ideals America was founded upon.
As the US's closest friends we have a duty to speak out. My interview with @CNN:pic.twitter.com/xs67IKboyf
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 4, 2019
Those Farage trade quotes in full
Mr Farage said he came away from the meeting with the impression that the US was ready to do a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK but that the Government were unprepared.
He added: "What was most interesting about the meeting was trade … The Americans are very, very prepared for their side of the negotiation."
He said Mr Trump and US ambassador Woody Johnson told him the US team had a 13-chapter plan "where they have pretty much completed the work".
"When I asked the extent to which the British were ready for this, I got the impression we are pretty much behind the curve all the way."
He called for an independent delegation of business leaders to travel to the US and negotiate in the meantime.
He continued: "My big take from that meeting an hour ago is America is prepared for this and we simply aren’t."
Who is in and who is out?
President Trump’s meetings, in tweet form:
Private meeting with Trump:
•Iain Duncan Smith
•Boris Johnson 📞
Follow it all here:https://t.co/WJqtuWS2Ps
— Jamie Johnson (@JamieoJohnson) June 4, 2019
Meanwhile, Matt is in good form, as always.
— Matt Cartoons (@MattCartoonist) June 4, 2019
Behind the scenes at Winfield House
With Christopher Hope getting the inside line.
BREAKING Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson met US President Donald Trump for an half an hour meeting over a cup of tea this afternoon.
They discussed Brexit and everything from "trade to Nato". No UK official was present or has a record of the meeting.
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
Farage says that his impression is that America is prepared for Brexit, "but we simply are not, and something has to be done about that."
"He is very interested as to who the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister is," Mr Farage said.
Nigel Farage live on LBC
Nigel Farage is addressing his meeting with President Trump on his LBC phone-in show.
At the top of his show, Mr Farage said he had received a "private invitation" to see Mr Trump and said the president was pleased with how the state visit was going.
"I think most people will agree yesterday went very, very well. Certainly Donald Trump was very pleased with it," Mr Farage said.
He went on: "Clearly, it was a private meeting but what I can say is he was in top form, he was ebullient.
"He absolutely believes in Brexit, thinks it’s the right thing for the country to do. He’s obviously concerned it’s taking a very long time."
On trade negotiations with the US, he says: "If the government can’t do it – I’ll have to do it."
I’ll be talking about my meeting with President Trump on LBC this evening. Tune in! #FarageOnLBC
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 4, 2019
Iain Duncan Smith seen leaving Winfield House
Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith has been spotted leaving Winfield House by our reporter Phoebe Southworth.
He recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Telegraph entitled: Any Tory who won’t take us out of the EU by October 31st doesn’t deserve to be PM
A spokesperson for Mr Duncan Smith said the meeting had "been in the offing for a while".
The meeting "covered a whole range of subjects including Brexit".
According to the Financial Times’ Robert Wright, Conservative Member of Parliament for North Shropshire Owen Paterson was also in the back of the vehicle.
He joined the advisory board of Leave Means Leave in 2016.
Farage seems to have left. But a car carrying Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson just came out: pic.twitter.com/489uKam7NE
— Robert Wright (@RKWinvisibleman) June 4, 2019
Meanwhile in the Labour Party
Their anti-Trump media machine is kicking into action with a slick highlight reel of today’s protest.
We stand for peace, justice and inclusivity.#TrumpProtest #TrumpUKVisit pic.twitter.com/tWreuxlM5w
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 4, 2019
And Emily Thornberry’s speech.
These were the notes I used for my speech at the #TrumpProtest earlier. We got a bit wet but I think we all got our voice heard loud and clear. We love America but not this abomination of a President. pic.twitter.com/NZCszh9PSf
— Emily Thornberry (@EmilyThornberry) June 4, 2019
Nigel Farage inside Winfield House
In case you’re just joining us, Nigel Farage has held a private meeting with President Trump at Winfield House. A staunch supporter of President Trump, he tailed the businessman-turned politician on the campaign trail in 2016. Trump has called Farage a ‘friend.’
Farage has just tweeted: "Good meeting with President Trump – he really believes in Brexit and is loving his trip to London."
Good meeting with President Trump – he really believes in Brexit and is loving his trip to London.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 4, 2019
But as our Chief Political Correspondent Christopher Hope says, this is not going to have gone down well inside Downing Street, where Theresa May was not offered a private meeting with the president.
Nigel Farage told me before the European Parliament elections that it was a Downing Street "red line" that this should NOT happen https://t.co/dcukWzWbdj
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
Fashion forward for the First Couple
Some sartorial observations on the First couple, from our fashion and luxury teams.
Caroline Leaper on Melania…
Melania Trump brings out the expensive fashion big guns on day two of her UK visit
And Stephen Doig on Donald…
What Donald Trump could learn from Britain’s most revered tailors on Savile Row
Private meetings with President Trump
So far, the US President has carved his own timetable for private meetings.
Who is in, and who is out?
Private meetings: Public meeting: Snubbed: Phone Call:
Nigel Farage Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson
Prince Charles & The Duchess of Cornwall
Jeremy Hunt to meet President Trump
President Trump will have a Jeremy Hunt triple header, as the two are set to meet tomorrow in Portsmouth.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary greeted the US president at Stansted airport yesterday morning, and attended the state banquet last night. Now, he will have a private audience with Mr Trump.
In today’s press conference, President Trump jokingly asked Mr Hunt, who was sitting in the front row, whether he thought Mr Gove would do a good job as leader.
Mr Trump told reporters: "I know Boris. I like him. I have liked him for a long time. I think he would do a very good job. I know Jeremy, I think he would do a very good job.
"I don’t know Michael – would he do a good job, Jeremy?"
More pictures from the war rooms
This, of the Trump family
Visit to the Churchill War Rooms for a tour of the historic WWII war room bunker used by former Prime Minister Churchill and his cabinet. 🇺🇸🇬🇧#USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/IdQSdvHzcM
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 4, 2019
And this from Number 10
PM @Theresa_May welcomed @POTUS Donald Trump and @FLOTUS to Downing Street today 🇬🇧🇺🇸
They also visited the Churchill War Rooms to commemorate the sacrifices made by our two countries during WW2. #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/NY3aw4unbf
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) June 4, 2019
And he's met up with another old friend
All eyes on ITV tomorrow morning as Piers Morgan, winner of ‘Celebrity Apprentice USA’ interviews the US President.
* WORLD EXCLUSIVE*
Just finished a 33-minute interview with President @realDonaldTrump in Churchill’s War Rooms – his only U.K. or US TV interview during his state visit. Airs on @GMB from 6am tomorrow. Royals, Churchill, Brexit, Iran, guns, climate change & more. pic.twitter.com/EQpuODfRQx
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 4, 2019
Nigel Farage enters Winfield House
The Brexit Party leader has been driven into the residence of the US ambassador during the small window of opportunity in the President’s schedule.
The President is thankful
Back in his motorcade and back on his phone, President Trump has tweeted a picture of himself and Theresa May, flanked by their partners Philip and Melania.
Thank you @Theresa_May!🇺🇸🇬🇧 https://t.co/zFJj47UuHO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2019
The President is now back at Winfield House where he has a couple of hours until his next official engagement this evening. But all eyes are on the gates to the residence it has been reported that Michael Gove will be making an appearance. Boris Johnson decided on a phone call earlier. But will there be any other visitors? Has anyone seen Nigel Farage? Will Rory Stewart bundle in and ask the president to "challenge me on Brexit"?
Our reporter on the ground Phoebe Southworth caught the moment the president’s motorcade returned…with a one-man protest at the side of the road.
Protester shouts "you Trumping bigot" as Donald Trump arrives at Winfield House in Regent's Park this afternoon #TrumpUKVisit #TrumpProtest pic.twitter.com/QlZNmI4WuQ
— Phoebe Southworth (@PhoebeS1992) June 4, 2019
Everything you need to know so far
Our news reporter Jamie Johnson is primed to take over the live blog.
In the meantime, he has prepared this "everything you need to know" file taking in the highlights of the state visit.
Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's UK state visit
Jamie will take over the live posts from 4pm.
NHS not for sale, Corbyn says
Theresa May stood next to @realDonaldTrump as he said the NHS will be "on the table" in a US trade deal. And that’s what Tory leadership contenders and Farage are lining up for the No Deal disaster capitalism plans they have.
They all need to understand: our NHS is not for sale.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 4, 2019
Press conference ends with humour
There was a moment of humour at the end of their joint press conference when Mrs May was asked whether she should have taken the President’s advice on Brexit.
Mrs May said: "It will be for whoever succeeds me to take this issue forward.
"I seem to remember the president suggest I sued the European Union, which we didn’t do. We went into negotiations and came out with a good deal."
Mr Trump responded: "I would have sued and settled, maybe, but you never know.
"She’s probably a better negotiator that I am.
"She has got it, in a sense – that deal is teed up, I think they have to do something.
"Perhaps you won’t be given the credit you deserve if they do something, but I think you deserve a lot of credit – I really do."
NHS not on the table. 'Not on my watch', Hancock says
Dear Mr President. The NHS isn’t on the table in trade talks – and never will be. Not on my watch.
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 4, 2019
NHS on the table during post-Brexit trade deal
President Trump said the NHS would be on the table during negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
He said: "I think everything with a trade deal is on the table.
"When you’re dealing in trade everything is on the table so NHS or anything else, a lot more than that, but everything will be on the table, absolutely."
Prime Minster Theresa May added: "But the point in making trade deals is of course that both sides negotiate and come to an agreement about what should or should not be in that trade deal for the future."
Trump would have sued EU over Brexit, he says
Mr Trump said he believed Brexit should and will happen, insisting he would have sued the European Union as he advised Theresa May to do.
Saying that he had "predicted" what was going to happen with the vote to leave the EU, he said: "I thought it was going to happen because of immigration more than anything else but probably it happens for a lot of reasons. But I would say, yeah, I would think that it will say that it will happen and it probably should happen.
"This is a great, great country and it wants its own identity. It wants to have its own borders, it wants to run its own affairs. This is a very, very special place and I think it deserves a special place."
He praised the Prime Minister for doing "a very good job" in getting the Brexit negotiations to this point.
Love shown by Trump towards May
Mr Trump, turning to address Mrs May directly, said: "It’s been a true pleasure. You’re a tremendous person, and a person who loves your person greatly.
"I think you deserve a lot of credit."
May will not 'stick around' to see through trade deal
When asked if Mrs May would "stick around" to see through the UK-US trade deal, the Prime Minister said she was a woman of her word.
It related to a comment earlier today from Mr Trump, who asked the Prime Minister to "stick around" as he said: "Let’s do this," in reference to the trade deal.
Mrs May will stand down as planned on Friday.
Donald Trump refused meeting with Jeremy Corbyn
Donald Trump said he refused to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, describing him as a "somewhat negative force".
He said: "I don’t know Jeremy Corbyn. He wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided not to do that. He’s somewhat of a negative force. People should look to do things decisively and not just criticise. I’ve decided not to meet him."
A Labour source later confirmed that the meeting had been requested, but that it was turned down.
UK-US deal could be 'three times what we're doing' now
Donald Trump said the UK-US deal has "tremendous potential", saying it could be "two or three times what we’re doing at the moment".
Talking of Brexit, Mr Trump said: "I think it will happen. I believe the PM has brought it to a very good point where something will take place in the not too distant future."
President Trump promised a "phenomenal" trade deal following Brexit.
He said: "Our nations have more than 1 trillion dollars invested in each other’s economics… "As the UK makes preparations to exit the EU the US is committed to a phenomenal trade deal between the US and the UK.
"There is tremendous potential in that trade deal, I say probably two and even three times what we’re doing right now."
President thanks British involvement in 'obliterating' Isil
Mr Trump said: "The US and UK share many goals and priorities across the world."
He thanked the British authorities for the part they played in defeating Islamic State, who have been "completely obliterated. Defeated".
Mr Trump highlighted the continuing military co-operation between the UK and the US.
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He said: "I want to thank the people of the United Kingdom for their service and partnership in our campaign to defeat Isis.
"The United Kingdom is also a key partner in Nato. The Prime Minister and I agree that our Nato allies must increase their defence spending.
"They have no choice, they must fulfil their obligations."
The president also reaffirmed his opposition to Iran’s nuclear capability, saying: "The United States and the United Kingdom are determined to ensure that Iran never develops nuclear weapons and stops supporting and engaging in terrorism."
Trump takes the stand
Donald Trump thanked The Queen for a "lovely dinner", referring to Her Majesty as an "fantastic person".
Prime Minister thanks Trump for support after Skripal poisoning
Theresa May, referring to the US president as "Donald", thanked the US president for his country’s response to the poisoning in Salisbury.
Mrs May said the special relationship had endured through her premiership, including during the Russian chemical weapon attack in Wiltshire.
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She said: "As with our predecessors when we have faced threats to our security of our citizens and our allies we have stood together and acted together.
"When Russia used a deadly nerve agent on the streets of our country, alongside the UK’s expulsions the president expelled 60 Russian intelligence officers, the largest contribution towards an unprecedented global response."
Theresa May pays tribute to D-Day veterans
Theresa May opens her speech by paying tribute to those who mate the "extraordinary" sacrifice on D-Day
"As leaders prepare to gather here across the world, it’s fitting that we start with the relationship between the UK and US.
"Enduring partners who stood side by side on that day and since."
Theresa May and Donald Trump to hold joint press conference
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Trump delegation stream out of Downing Street
The Donald Trump team have poured out of 10 Downing Street to head straight to the Foreign Office.
The president turned down the opportunity to give an interview to Sky TV, and instead walked side-by-side with Theresa May.
Melania and Philip May were in tow.
Melania and Philip May attend Anglo-American garden party
First Lady Melania Trump and the Prime Minister’s husband, Philip May, met children as they attended an Anglo-American themed garden party together at Number 10.
Mrs Trump hugged a little girl who presented her with a bouquet of flowers as she and Mr May mingled with the children of US embassy and Downing Street staff.
Meanwhile, their other halves had lunch with their delegations inside Number 10.
A brass band played as the families enjoyed a range of British and American games, from croquet to basketball, and drank lemonade and ate popcorn and hot dogs from stalls in the garden.
Red, white and blue bunting and balloons adorned the garden and the children waved the flags of both countries.
Rain held off for the party despite a downpour shortly before it started.
The First Lady and Mr May signed a banner marking the event, watched by children.
Last year, Mr May and Mrs Trump visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea together during the US president’s working trip to the UK.
Corbyn addresses anti-Trump march
The Labour leader is addressing thousands of people in central London who have met to protest against the state visit of the US president.
Last night, he boycotted the state banquet.
Addressing the crowd, he said: "I want to live in a world that survives, that thrives. You do that by respecting the world, respecting each other.
"So I say to our visitors – think on, please, about a world that is one of peace and disarmament, that respects the values of all people. A world that defeats racism.
Corbyn using anti-Trump protest to deliver essentially a campaign speech rather than a fierce denunciation of POTUS (certainly not as blunt as his shadow cab, like Thornberry, have been)
— Asa Bennett (@asabenn) June 4, 2019
Also LBC’s Theo Usherwood
This is probably the most important speech Jeremy Corbyn has given in 2019.
If he becomes Prime Minister it is pretty clear we are going to see a complete change in British foreign policy.
I am not saying that is a good or a bad thing. It’s just true.
— Theo Usherwood (@theousherwood) June 4, 2019
"They have no answers to young people growing up about their future. No answers to the people who are desperate around the world to get somewhere to live.
"Together we can make a big difference. Together we can change the world."
Addressing the crowd on Whitehall, Jeremy Corbyn thanked everyone for being there, adding: "Look around this crowd. Look at each other. We are young, we are old, we are black, we are white, we are disabled, we’re LGBT.
"We’re the whole wonderful mosaic of diversity and inclusion that we represent on this demonstration here today.
"We are the living embodiment of what a democratic society is about, where people come together not to exploit their differences but to share the joy of learning something from each other and from each other’s experiences, that others may not go through the hardship that so many have gone through to bring about some of the social changes we’ve achieved."
Why didn't Donald Trump and Theresa May shake hands in Downing Street?
There has been some speculation as to why the US president and the Prime Minister did not shake hands when they met at Downing Street.
Mr Trump shook hands with Philip May and his wife Melania shook hands with both Mr and Mrs May.
As ever, The Telegraph’s Chief Political Correspondent and Assistant Editor Christopher Hope has the answer:
Question: Why did Theresa May not shake hands with the US President outside of 10 Downing St today (when Philip May shook hands with Donald and Melania Trump)?
Answer: A Number 10 source says: "One only shakes once a day – and they have already met at St James' Palace." So there!
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
Behind the scenes at the morning Lobby briefing
The Telegraph’s Chief Political Correspondent and Assistant Editor Christopher Hope has this update for us from inside the morning Lobby briefing:
The Trump blimp does not reflect the views of Britons about the US, Number 10 has said.
Asked for a comment about the baby blimp, which was flown over Parliament Square this morning, the PM’s deputy spokesman said: "People of course have the right to peaceful protest – that is what you would expect in a free and open democracy.
"But it is important to say at the same time that the PM believes are well aware and understand the importance of the UK-US alliance."
"People have the right to peaceful protest but British people do understand the importance of our relationship."
NEW Trump blimp does not reflect the views of Britons about the US – Number 10.
PM's deputy spokesman said: "People of course have the right to peaceful protest …
"But it is important to say … the PM believes are well aware and understand the importance of the UK-US alliance"
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
Number 10 also refused to condemn Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to speak at an anti-Trump rally this afternoon.
Asked three times if his appearance would damage UK/US links, the PM’s deputy official spokesman said: "The Prime Minister feels the US is a hugely important ally to the UK and that is why she is looking forward to continuing with this successful visit."
On the bilateral talks, the spokesman said Mrs May will raise climate change, and they will "discuss a wide range of issues and challenges that we currently face".
Britain allowing the Chinese firm Huawei to build part of the UK’s new 5G network will be raised.
The spokesman said: "You can expect that to be discussed. We are reviewing the right policy approach at the moment and the PM and others are clear that any decision will be supported by hard-headed technically informed assessment of the risk."
The spokesman said she was not "aware of any" meetings between Boris Johnson or Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
Boris 'turns down' one-to-one talk with Donald Trump
The favourite in the race for the Tory leadership, Boris Johnson, has reportedly turned down a one-to-one meeting with the US president.
Donald Trump appeared to endorse the former Mayor of London as Theresa May’s successor, saying before the trip: "I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent."
… which means Boris Johnson was offered a one-to-one with Donald Trump – but Theresa May did not get one? https://t.co/ClLB0dTNZ7
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
There were rumours the pair were going to hold private one-to-one talks today in London, but instead it is understood they had a "friendly and productive" 20-minute phone call.
The reason the former Foreign Secretary turned down the private meeting is understood to be because it would have clashed with One Nation leadership hustings, according to ITV’s Robert Peston.
Larry the Cat takes shelter under The Beast
Rain has started to spit on central London.
And it was too much for one of Downing Street’s more popular residents was having none of it.
Inside Downing Street
Pictures have started to emerge of the president and Theresa May inside Downing Street.
Here is the best of them:
Trump team member leaves London on day two
One member of the Trump team has slid away from London under the radar.
Jared Kushner will meet the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon in Brussels, according to CNN.
A Juncker spokesman told the network: ‘They will discuss the middle east situation and other geopolitical issues."
Hundreds of protesters march towards Downing Street
Our Senior News Reporter Bill Gardner is following the protests in central London.
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Activists are marching from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall, in the direction of Downing Street.
Hundreds of Trump protestors now marching towards Downing Street #TrumpProtest pic.twitter.com/Y2iS7owMIe
— Bill Gardner (@journobill) June 4, 2019
Trump awed by rare copy of American Declaration of Independence
During the visit to Downing Street, the PM and president, along with their spouses, viewed the Sussex Declaration – a rare copy of the American Declaration of Independence on sheepskin parchment dating back to the 1780s.
Mr Trump listened intently as the history of the document was shared with him.
Protests gather pace as activists await Corbyn
A Donald Trump baby blimp has taken to the skies as organisers expect thousands of people to line London’s streets to protest against the state visit of the US president.
The 20ft orange inflatable was flown on Tuesday morning after its owners reached their fundraising target and permission was granted by the Greater London Authority.
A team of organisers wearing red jumpsuits and hats marked "Trump Babysitters" launched the balloon to cheers from dozens of onlookers at Parliament Square, where nearby roads are sealed off and police are standing guard in anticipation of large protests.
Shaista Aziz, from the Stop Trump coalition, said the blimp of the nappy-clad president clutching a mobile phone has "captured the world’s imagination".
"We know that this will definitely annoy Trump," she said.
"It helps us shine a light on the very serious issues around this Trump presidency."
Organisers of the Together Against Trump protest have billed it as a "carnival of resistance", with demonstrators gathering at Trafalgar Square from 11am to declare a "Trump-free zone".
A 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet, which says the phrases "No collusion", "You are fake news" and "I’m a very stable genius" – the audio of which is Mr Trump’s own voice – is attracting onlookers.
Climate change activists, students, pacifists, trade union members and families are expected to gather, while the protesters will include Handmaids Against Trump – women who will be draped in red with white hoods in homage to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a crackdown on reproductive rights.
A huge police and security operation is under way, with protesters barred from demonstrating directly outside Downing Street and road closures in place.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will address those demonstrating against Mr Trump’s policies on the second day of his visit.
Mr Corbyn, who refused to attend a state banquet on Monday evening for the president, said he will join crowds to "stand in solidarity with those he’s attacked in America, around the world and in our own country".
Labour’s Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry confirmed their attendance, while the Liberal Democrats and Green Party are appealing for the public to join them.
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady and Mark Serwotka, head of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), will also speak to those gathered.
Trump supporters are also taking to the streets.
Lewis Metcalfe, 28, from Richmond in North Yorkshire, said he took a day off work to travel to London and offer "a difference of opinion".
"I’m obviously going to be a minority today. I’m not here to troll, to cause a riot or cause disruption," said Mr Metcalfe, who was at Parliament Square wearing a Make America Great Again cap.
"I don’t agree with all his policies. He’s not the greatest president in the world but he does get things done.
"I think it (the protest) is a little bit hypocritical because you get hundreds of thousands of people for Donald Trump today and yet we had minuscule, maybe hundreds of people, for Xi Jinping and Mohammed Bin Salman."
Demonstrators will not be permitted to march past Downing Street as part of Whitehall will be closed off.
Crowds will stop at the north end of Whitehall and proceed to Parliament Square by an alternative route.
The Metropolitan Police said a "barrier plan" will be in place across part of Whitehall just north of the Women’s War Memorial.
Scotland Yard’s Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on Tuesday the policing plan has so far worked "effectively".
He said the force is not in a position to estimate how much the operation will cost but added the US president’s last visit to the capital cost the Met about £2.9 million.
Around 250,000 anti-Trump activists gathered when he visited the UK as US president for the first time on July 13 last year, with the blimp making its maiden flight.
Elsewhere across the UK, protests are also planned in Birmingham, Stoke, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Chester, Leicester, Oxford and Exeter.
On Monday, several visual protests were staged as the president touched down on British soil.
Amnesty International unfurled five banners on Vauxhall Bridge in view of the US embassy in London.
And a projection of Mr Trump’s UK approval rating on the Tower of London was organised by anti-Brexit protest group Led By Donkeys.
Trump motorcade passes his own blimp
Donald Trump’s motorcade has passed Parliament Square, where the baby blimp is flying, as it headed on to Whitehall.
The entire stretch of road towards Number 10 was completely sealed off by dozens off police officers, including several on horseback.
Scores of metal gates have also been set out along Whitehall and police said they would prevent anybody passing until further notice.
A police helicopter also circled overhead as a small crowd, mostly tourists, strained to catch a glimpse of the president.
Some protests shouted expletives as his vehicle passed.
Sadiq Khan calls Trump 'poster-boy of far-Right movement'
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called Donald Trump a "poster-boy for the far-Right movement" as he said Britain would "regret" giving him a state visit.
Talking to Sky News’ Kay Burley, he said the Government should be "very careful" accepting the advice of the president in terms of walking away from Brexit negotiations with no deal.
"A good deal for America is not necessarily a good deal for us. I’d advise caution."
When asked why he allowed the baby blimp to be flown above Parliament Square, he said as long as it was peaceful, safe and lawful, he was fine with it.
"One of the great things about our country is the right and freedom of expression. I can’t be censor or decide what is tasteful and what is not."
Speaking during a visit to a museum in south London, Mr Khan said: "I think the reality is, when you look around the world there are many leaders whose views I find abhorrent – in Hungary, in Italy, in France, here in the UK, and the poster boy they look up to is Donald Trump.
"And it should be a source of concern to us that Donald Trump is the poster boy for the far-right movement around the world and actually some of the things that he has done as president are deeply objectionable, far more objectionable than silly tweets he might send."
Mr Trump branded the Labour mayor a "stone cold loser" in a two-part tweet as he touched down in Britain on Monday.
Asked how it felt to be described in such a way, Mr Khan said: "I’m not 12 years old in a playground, I’m just surprised Donald Trump thinks he is.
"This is not about childish behaviour, this is about us as a city and many people around the country making clear our views about some of the things said and done by Donald Trump."
Donald Trump arrives at Downing Street
Having left St James’s Palace, Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrived at Downing Street where they were greeted by Theresa May and her husband Philip.
Holding hands, Mr Trump and Melania walked up the the Prime Minister and her husband before they shook hands warmly.
All four appeared to be chatting away happily as they posed for pictures outside Number 10 just before heading inside at 11.15am.
Sadiq Khan defends Corbyn's decision to boycott banquet
Sadiq Khan defended his party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to boycott a state dinner at Buckingham Palace for Mr Trump.
Mr Corbyn attended a state dinner for Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2015, despite protests around the leader’s visit.
Asked if Mr Corbyn’s behaviour was hypocritical, the London Mayor said: "My views are quite clear and I think Jeremy Corbyn’s are not dissimilar which is ‘yes we should have a close relationship with the president of the USA, yes he should be able to come here on a working visit’.
"What shouldn’t happen is a state banquet and a state visit with the red carpet rolled out. I think it’s inappropriate. I think those visits should be reserved for leaders who have done something and deserve that. I think it sends the wrong message to be seen to condone some of the things this president has said and done."
Gove invited to hold one-to-one talks with Trump
Donald Trump is set to hold talks with Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove in the latest surprise move of his state visit.
The US President praised Mr Gove’s leadership rival Boris Johnson in the run-up to his visit, but his team have requested a meeting with the Environment Secretary.
A source close to the Environment Secretary said: "Mr Gove was asked last night by Mr Trump’s team if he would be able to meet the president today. He said yes.
"Nothing has been fixed yet."
The source indicated the meeting was likely to be on a one-to-one basis, which could prove embarrassing to Theresa May as her talks with the president are likely to involve senior ministers and officials rather than just the two leaders.
Ahead of the trip, Mr Trump had indicated he might meet Mr Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
Sources close to the Brexit Party leader refused to be drawn on whether he would meet the president.
A "Trump baby" blimp and a 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet are in Whitehall ahead of Downing Street talks between the PM and president which are expected to focus on role of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei i
Downing Street on high alert
With the expected protests today, security has been ramped up around Downing Street to stop the march spilling over near Number 10.
As expected, the media has gathered opposite Number 10 with the president and Prime Minister nearby.
'Huge opportunities' for Britain and US' partnership, May says
Theresa May said that there were "huge opportunities" for Britain and the US to work together in the future.
"It is a great partnership but I think a partnership we can take even further. Of course that is with a good bilateral trade deal," she told the US president.
"I think there are huge opportunities for us to do more together in the future and challenges to work on as well."
Trump urges PM to 'stick around' to complete US-UK trade deal
Donald Trump has suggested to Theresa May she should "stick around" so she can complete a "substantial" US-UK trade deal, writes Political Editor Gordon Rayner.
At the start of a meeting with business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic, the President told the Prime Minister: "Let’s do this deal!"
Mrs May will stand down as Conservative Party leader on Friday, with the contest to find her successor beginning on Monday.
But Mr Trump said – perhaps in jest – that if Mrs May clung on she could be the one to sign the post-Brexit deal with the US.
He said: "I think we’ll have a very substantial trade deal, it’ll be a fair deal. It think this is something your folks want to do, my folks want to do, we want to do, and we’re gonna get it done.
"I’d just like to congratulate you on having done a fantastic job on behalf of the people of the United States and it’s an honour to have worked with you, and I don’t know exactly what your timing is but, stick around, let’s do this deal!"
Mrs May told the gathering of business leaders in St James’s Palace: "British companies employ a million people across the US. And every morning, a million people in the UK go to work for American employers in the UK.
"It is a great partnership, but I think it’s a partnership that we can take even further.
"That’s with of course a bilateral free trade agreement…
"I think there are huge opportunities for us to seize together, and challenges for us to work together on to tackle as well.
"And the opportunity today is that we are going to look at how we do both of those."
From America with love: Trumps' gifts to Queen and Duke
President Trump and the First Lady gave the Queen a Tiffany & Co silver and silk poppy brooch, delivered in a custom White House wooden jewellery box, Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness reports.
The Duke of Edinburgh received a personalised Air Force One jacket, and first edition signed autobiography by pioneering aviator James Doolittle called I Could Never Be So Lucky Again.
Last time they visited, the Trumps gave the Queen a Boardman pewter throughbred horse statuette and a wood-engraved print of Opening Day at Jerome Park, a New York race track.
They also gave the Duke of Edinburgh, who is now retired, a fishing rod.
Trump baby blimp is airborne
The Donald Trump baby blimp is airborne over Parliament Square.
Organisers began pumping up the effigy at around 9am with the help of six large helium canisters and it was fully flying at 10am.
A large crowd of national and international media outlets filmed the launch as several dozen onlookers stood beside the safety cordon and cheered when it was released.
Trump's first tweet of the day
Not as fiery as his exchanges yesterday, Mr Trump shared a video of the highlights of yesterday’s events.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2019
Trump leaves Buckingham Palace
The president – and his enormous motorcade – is on the move.
He left Buckingham Palace just after 9.30pm having arrived there from Winfield House where he and Melania spent the evening.
They are now on the way to St James’s Palace.
Trump is 'racist sexual predator', Emily Thornberry says
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry defended the Labour Party’s position that President Donald Trump does not "deserve the honour" of a state visit.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: "A state visit is an honour and we don’t think this president deserves an honour.
"The truth is he has tried to close borders with Muslim-majority countries, he is caging small Mexican children, he has grabbed women and boasted about it.
"He is a sexual predator, he is a racist and it’s right to say that – we need to think about when is it our country got so scared?"
"When is it that our country got so scared?"
The UK should treat Trump "like a bully" and "stand up to him" says shadow foreign sec @emilythornberry #r4today | @bbcnickrobinson | https://t.co/thsFCSCGWY pic.twitter.com/QoeYfuUUDS
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) June 4, 2019
Ms Thornberry claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s attendance at a state banquet for the Chinese president was "different" from Mr Trump’s.
She said: "When you have a close friend and they’re going wrong, you are more likely to be adamant with them and clearer with them than someone who has not been as close a friend and someone you are trying to build a relationship up with."
The Labour MP said Mr Trump needed to be stood up to "like the way you deal with a bully" because "if you bow down in front of them you just get kicked harder".
British pomp and pageantry as the Royal family hosted the First Family
Our Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness was at the heart of the action all day yesterday.
A Hollywood touch met British pomp and pageantry as the Royal family hosted the First Family
- Click here to read her reconstruction of the historic day.
Protesters set up in central London
Anti-Trump protesters have started arriving in central London.
The most striking so far is a 16ft talking robot of Donald Trump witting on a gold toilet in Trafalgar Square.
Day one of the state visit, in pictures
A picture can speak a thousand tweets, or something like that.
Donald Trump's UK state visit, in pictures
So our picture desk have compiled the best pictures from yesterday’s events.
High time we drain the swamp of 'new elite'
On a day where thousands of anti-Trump protesters are expected to descend upon the British capital to march against the president, James Bartholomew writes it’s high time we drained the swamp of our arrogant ‘new elite’.
In his election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly used the phrase "drain the swamp". He was referring to lobbyists and corrupt practices in Washington.
But now the phrase is used increasingly in Britain, about something related but different. It is about an elite which has taken control of public life.
- Read the full piece here.
State visit day one video highlights
To catch up on the highlights of day one, look no further than this short clip:
Five things to look out for on day two
Here are five things to look out for on day two of Donald Trump’s state visit.
Thousands of protesters are expected to line the streets of London on Tuesday to display their objection to the visit.
A huge police and security operation is in place, with demonstrators barred from gathering directly outside Downing Street.
Jeremy Corbyn is due to address the Together Against Trump protest, billed as a "carnival of resistance" against the president’s policies.
The giant, orange inflatable baby Trump blimp that first appeared during his 2018 visit is due to fly over Trafalgar Square during the late morning.
A 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet is also expected to make an appearance.
Across the UK, protests in Birmingham, Stoke, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Chester, Leicester, Oxford and Exeter are also planned.
2) Business meeting
As protesters converge on central London, Mr Trump and Theresa May will co-host a meeting of British and American business leaders.
The Prime Minister plans to use the round-table event to strengthen economic ties between the two countries – with Brexit likely to be a feature of discussions.
The gathering at St James’ Palace is also due to be attended by the Duke of York, Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, US secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin and the president’s daughter and assistant Ivanka Trump are also expected at the meeting.
3) Downing Street talks
From St James’, the President and First Lady will head to No 10, where Mr Trump will hold further talks with Mrs May.
Climate change, the Iran nuclear deal and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei are expected to be on the agenda during the meeting and working lunch.
The Prime Minister’s husband Philip May and First Lady Melania Trump will also attend a Downing Street garden party.
4) Churchill War Rooms
The Prime Minister is due to give the president a private tour of the underground bunker where Winston Churchill led the country during the Second World War.
The Mays are expected to present Mr Trump with a framed typescript draft of the 1941 Atlantic Charter, agreed by president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston, that set out their vision for the post-war world.
5) Winfield House dinner
Mr Trump and the First Lady will host a dinner at the official residence of Woody Johnson, US ambassador to the UK, on Tuesday evening.
The mansion in Regent’s Park is serving as the Trumps’ base while they are in town.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are expected to attend the dinner on behalf of the Queen.
The Queen's cordial reception for Trump reaffirms her status as the world’s greatest diplomat
Our Associate Editor Camilla Tominey has written this fantastic analysis, which concludes why The Queen is still the world’s greatest diplomat.
Queen's cordial reception for Trump reaffirms her status as the world’s greatest diplomat
Recap The Queen’s welcome here.
How the papers reacted to day one of the state visit
Donald Trump features on every single national front page this morning.
Here is how each paper covered the first day of the state visit: