Trump bashes ‘Fake News,’ says he has only seen ‘crowds of well wishers’ in UK

President Trump said on Monday that “tremendous crowds of well wishers” have turned out for his state visit to the United Kingdom, adding that the “Fake News” media would be working hard to find protests against him. 

“London part of trip is going really well,” Trump tweeted hours after arriving for a three-day state visit to the U.K.

“The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong,” he added. “Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet.” 

“But I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them,” Trump continued in a separate tweet. “Great love all around. Also, big Trade Deal is possible once U.K. gets rid of the shackles. Already starting to talk!”{mosads}

Multiple media outlets have reported that as many 250,000 people are expected to turn out for protests against Trump in central London on Tuesday.

About 34,000 people have already expressed interest on Facebook in attending a “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit” demonstration in London’s Trafalgar Square. 

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the protests scheduled for Tuesday represented a chance to “stand in solidarity with those he’s attacked in America, around the world and in our own country.” 

The first day of Trump’s visit to the country, however, has been largely absent of protests. The official events in which Trump participated in central London did not include any large demonstrations nearby, according to a reporter traveling with the president. 

A pool report did mention that one person carried a sign that read, “Down With The Duck,” as Trump’s motorcade passed by near Buckingham Palace. 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote in an op-ed on Saturday that the United Kingdom was on the “wrong side of history” ahead of Trump’s visit.

“In years to come, I suspect this state visit will be one we look back on with profound regret and acknowledge that we were on the wrong side of history,” Khan said in The Guardian. 

Trump responded to the statement by calling Khan a “stone cold loser” in an early morning tweet Monday. 

“.@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted. “He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me.” 

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