Donald Trump to be WELCOMED to UK as London pub rebrands as ‘The Trump Arms’ in his honour
A LONDON pub is temporarily rebranding itself as “The Trump Arms” in honour of the US President’s visit to the UK next week in, spite of mass protests of Donald Trump’s visit.
The Jameson pub in Hammersmith will host a welcome party serving the President’s favourite food and drink.
They will also hoist a banner bearing the pub’s temporary name onto the roof in time for Trump’s arrival.
Landlord Damien Smyth said the two-day welcome party was a chance to show the President he had a big fan club in London, despite threats of mass protests.
Mr Smyth, whose wife Marian is a New Yorker, said: “There are many Trump supporters around here who will be happy to see it.
“I was talking to regulars who are looking forward to the visit and I said ‘Let’s set up The Trump Arms while he is here’.”
Guests will be treated to a BBQ with hot dogs and cheeseburgers.
These are reported to be Trump’s favourite foods which are apparently served up in the White House.
There will also be Trump themed cocktails as well as costumes, music and banners to create the atmosphere of a campaign rally.
Local Patrick Sullivan volunteered to organise the event.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: “Trump has kick-started the US economy, bombed evil Assad and disarmed North Korea.
“It is right that such a key ally of Britain gets a warm welcome and that our country sends a clear message that we value the special relationship.”
White House aide Steve Bannon, who is likely to be in London, and former Ukip leader Nigel Farage have been invited to the social, which costs £32 a ticket.
Although Mr Smyth said he doubted Trump would drop in.
Saying: “But you never know, I’ve heard he likes a bit of entrepreneurship.
“I will have a pint of stout ready for him in case.”
A US Embassy spokesman said: “We are looking forward to next week’s visit as an opportunity to highlight the vitality of the special relationship.”
It comes as Mayor Sadiq Khan has given his go-ahead for a giant balloon of an angry baby with the face of Donald Trump to fly over Parliament during the visit to the UK of the US president.
Nigel Farage blasted Mr Khan for allowing the balloon to be deployed.
He said: “I think to have allowed this blimp, it’s a step too far.
“Would you have allowed this to happen if it was of Obama?”
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