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Friday, July 13, 2018

Thousands march against Trump in rowdy London protests

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“Basically, we’re just really pissed off that Trump’s here and we wanted to show even in a small way that he does not stand for our values,” Georgia said.

There were signs of some pro-Trump sentiment in the capital, which resulted in clashes with anti-Trump protesters like the one outside the pub.

On Friday, a cab driver was booed as he drove by, shaking his fist and yelling: “Donald Trump, Donald Trump.” A group of builders who had stopped for a cigarette near the march route were seen shaking their heads and flipping off the protesters.

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President Trump avoided central London, and scenes like this one, during his U.K. visit.  (Fox News/Adam Shaw)

“People need to let Trump know that he is welcome and these people don’t represent the majority of this country,” Tom English from Manchester said.

A pro-Trump rally is planned for Saturday.

The centerpiece of the anti-Trump protests was a balloon of Trump as a baby. While it had been much hyped as something that would be big enough to fly above Parliament and be visible, there was more than a little disappointment among some as they observed a balloon that struggled to hover more than a few feet above marchers.

Daniel, a student from Alabama, seemed underwhelmed by the balloon.

“I thought it was like going to be a bigger balloon type thing but yeah it is a bit smaller,” he said.

The protests add to what is already an awkward visit for both Trump and Theresa May. Trump had roiled diplomatic norms with an interview with The Sun where he criticized May -- who is clinging to power after the resignations of two top cabinet officials -- over her approach to Brexit.

“I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me,” he said, before saying negotiations had gone on “too long.”

Trump stung May further by continuing to praise Boris Johnson -- the former foreign secretary who resigned this week over May’s approach to Brexit. Trump has not ruled out speaking with Johnson while he is in the U.K. and in his interview said that Johnson could be a future leader.

“Well I am not pitting one against the other,” he said. “I am just saying that he would be a great prime minister. I think he’s got what it takes.”

At the press conference Friday, Trump denied criticizing May and hyped up their relationship as “the highest level of special.” He also said that May was a “very smart, very tough, very capable person.”

Both leaders pledged to work together on trade, seeming to patch up any dispute over the interview.

“I would rather have her as my friend than my enemy,” Trump said.

“And we are friends, Mr. President,” May quickly responded.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached here.