Listen: Trump kicks off his first state visit to the UK
"President Trump's been greeted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to kick off his state visit to the United Kingdom and let's go there live now to CBS news. Correspondent Steven Portnoy in London. Stephen good morning. And what can you tell us so far about the president's visit fellow so far? We've seen the president first lady being greeted by the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth ninety three years old. You know, there's only one president that she has not met with over the sixty seven years. She's reigned over the United Kingdom and that was Lyndon Johnson, but every other president she has met and she's meeting right now with president and MRs Trump, the president was greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla's. They got off Marine One. The president's spec an honor guard British troops as so the Royal family is regaling. Trump's with all of the pageantry that the British monarchy can offer tonight, a state dinner here outside on the streets of London. Thousands of protesters were expected to show how unwelcome the president is here. And as Air Force One landed the president had a message for the mayor of this city said, eek con called him a stone cold loser that after con- called, Mr. Trump a threat to democracy. And by the way, the president said that mayor con reminded him of mayor de Blasio, only what half the height. I think was the other part of that tweet something like that. I also saw Steve Mnuchin along the trip and it's very important giving looming Brexit that the US and Britain have a good, solid trade relationship. This trip is a mix of ceremony and substance and trade direct free trade between the US and the UK may come up. It's certainly something. The President Trump would like to see a free trade agreement struck between the two countries, especially in the wake of Brexit. If the UK. E U trading relationship might decline. The presence as the US is ready to step up and step in as a really strong trading partner of the, you're the, the United Kingdom. One of the things it's very interesting here is the extent to which the president has directly inserted himself into British politics. He's meeting tomorrow with Theresa May. He's already said that Boris Johnson would be an excellent successor to her as the leader of the"