In an unusual move, the United States embassy in London has warned American citizens in the United Kingdom to "keep a low profile" during the high-profile visit of President Donald Trump during which many anti-Trump demonstrations would be held.
"I think they like me a lot in the UK", Trump said in Brussels.
In fact, just the opposite, they say.
However, despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit.
Mr. Trump has been quick to criticize British society, telling an NRA convention in May that the British didn't have guns but had so much knife crime that one hospital was like a military war zone with its floors awash with blood - a statement quickly rebutted by British physicians and politicians.
"He's come out of the woodwork now and I've seen it the last few days; there's huge positivity for what we've done here".
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"Give us your tired and your oppressed and we'll divide you from your children", he said mockingly of Mr. Trump's policies.
Opponents to the controversial United States leader have threatened mass protests but Mr Trump is expected to avoid areas such as central London where demonstrators are likely to gather.
He will spend Thursday and Friday in England, visiting Windsor and Chequers, before heading to Scotland for the weekend.
Mr Trump is expected to play at Turnberry on Saturday.
"The Mayor of London gave the permission [for the blimp to fly] and, you know, it's disgusting and it should never have happened", he said.
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The protest will continue on July 14 when a "carnival of resistance" is scheduled to take place in Edinburgh, coinciding with Donald Trump's visit to the UK.
The words "United States of America", the Seal of the President of the United States and the American flag are all visible on the outside of the plane, making it instantly recognisable.
"And if he's having a cup of tea I'll have a pint of stout".
May will host a black-tie dinner for Trump there, attended by senior ministers and about 100 business leaders, including from Blackstone group, Blackrock, Diageo, McLaren and Arup.
Opposition MPS, backed by an online petition signed by almost 1.9 million people, called on May to cancel the state visit offered when she met Trump in Washington after his inauguration in January a year ago.
We're more than used to our best sports-stars and celebrities being picked up as "British" in the English media when they're on the rise, and "Irish" when they're underperforming or in trouble.
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Fielding questions following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Mr Trump was asked his views on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, suggesting it may deliver a softer Brexit that was not what the public wanted.