President Trump finished off his first day in London by dining with Queen Elizabeth at a state banquet hosted at Buckingham Palace. It was all formal as hours before Trump took shots at London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The Queen toasted saying, “Visits by American presidents always remind us of the close and lasting relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. We owe an immeasurable debt to the joint British, American and Allied forces that landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. The anniversary of D-Day reminds us all of all our country has shared together.”
Later this week Trump will travel to Normandy in honor of the 75 years that have passed since the Allied invasion of France.
Trump toasted “The bond between our nations was sealed in that great crusade. We reaffirm our common values that will continue well into the future.”
After their first visit to the palace President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and the Queen had a private lunch, and afterward, President Trump joined in on the wreath-laying ceromony at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminister Abbey.
The Trump administration was welcomed by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Dutchess of Cornwall at Buckingham Palace. During the extravagant welcoming ceremony, the Star Spangled Banner was played while royal gun salutes were being fired.
And although there was a little scrap between Trump and the London Mayor Khan, Trump refused to let that dampen his visit. Khan wrote a column on the American President by calling him a “global threat.” Trump rebuked by calling Khan the twin of New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, as well as calling him a “stone cold loser.”