Trump meets with Queen Elizabeth II after calling her ‘an incredible woman’
News | 13.07.2018
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met Friday with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for the first time in his administration and shortly after he was quoted as calling her “an incredible woman.”
The visit comes during Trump’s tumultuous swing through Europe, in which he alienated NATO allies, sharply criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May and said his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin might be the “easiest” of his trip.
The president flanked the queen to her left, with Melania Trump to her right. They are scheduled to have tea, and the televised portion of their meeting did not include broadcast comments. Nearly all 12 president in office during the queen’s 66-year reign, except Lyndon B. Johnson, have met with her.
Trump earlier this week in an interview with British tabloid The Sun that was published Thursday praised the queen, calling her a “tremendous woman.”
“I really look forward to meeting her. I think she represents her country so well,” he said in the interview.
He added that he was impressed with how the queen has “represented her country” and how “she has really never made a mistake.”
“You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman,” he said of the queen.
Trump’s visit also comes amid protests in London, which included a balloon of a giant baby Trump flying over parliament.
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