In Trip To London, Trump Will Finally Get The Historic Sized Crowd That He Wants
Close to one million people, or 13 percent of London's population, are expected to protest Trump’s visit to the city, a reflection the abysmally low approval rating of the American president in the United Kingdom, according to a poll conducted by British outlet The Independent.
The percentage of potential protestors is much higher among the 18- to 24-year-old demographic, 20 percent of whom said they expect to attend the demonstration during the president’s visit -- scheduled between June 3 and 6.
The protest, if materialized, will be one of the largest in the history of London, a city the president avoided last year while he visited the country.
A large number of protestors mirrors the president’s approval rating among the city’s residents. Close to 54 percent of Londoners say they oppose Trump’s visit, while only 24 percent support it, according to a YouGov poll.
The Commander in Chief will be denied the traditional opportunity of addressing Parliament, after John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, denounced the president’s “racism and sexism.” Instead, Trump will meet prime minister Theresa May in Downing Street and attend military displays in Portsmouth.
The visit comes as May undertakes a final attempt to pass her Brexit deal.