Donald Trump dismisses anti-Trump protests as 'fake news'

Donald Trump and Theresa May spoke together at a press conference

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Donald Trump has dismissed protests taking place against his state visit today, branding them "fake news".

Speaking during a press conference alongside Theresa May, Mr Trump said he had only witnessed "great love" from the British public.

"There were thousands of people on the street cheering and even coming over today, thousands, cheering," he said.

"I hear there were protests, but where are the protests? I don't see any protests?".

He continued: "You saw the people waving the American flag, your flag. There was great love."

Protesters turned up in their thousands to protest the US president's visit

Thousands of people turned up to protest Mr Trump's visit in central London today, marching from Trafalgar Square through to Parliament Square.

An inflatable effigy of the US president was also flown for two hours above the crowds.

The US president continued: "I didn't see the protesters until a little while ago and it was a small group of people put in for political reasons.

"A lot of it is fake news."

Among the protesters that turned out today was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who Mr Trump called a "negative force" during the joint press conference.

"He hurts the people of this great country," he said.

"He wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I said I would not do that. He is somewhat of a negative force."

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