The Difference Between Trump And Obama's Meetings With The Queen
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Donald Trump's been in the UK this week, having a jolly old time meeting up with the Queen - though not quite as jolly as the time Obama had when he popped over to see our Liz in 2011, it seems.
Trump and First Lady Melania were invited for afternoon tea with the monarch, but the British government announced there would be no state dinner at Buckingham Palace - like Barack and Michelle enjoyed.
In fact, Trump's time with Queen Elizabeth was so brief that it lasted less than an hour, according to the Independent.
Sure, the nature of Trump and Obama's respective trips to the UK were different (Donald's was a working visit, while Obama's was a state visit of England), it didn't take long for people on social media to point out the difference.
When Obama went to England, he got a State Visit with Queen Elizabeth and the love of the English people.
tRump gets tea, a blimp of him in a diaper, and mass protests.
Obama wins again#TrumpBabyBlimp #TrumpVisitUK
- :snowflake: Nicole :snowflake: (@NLB83) July 13, 2018
And...they are already leaving. Shortest tea party in the history of Queen Elizabeth II. Obama, Ronald Reagan both stayed overnight at Buckingham Palace by her invitation. Trump gets the treatment he deserves," Hi, have some tea and get the fuck out of my house." https://t.co/xWETUnJFf5
- Wags Pet Care (@WagsPetCare) July 13, 2018
Obama has spoken very highly of the Queen, saying in 2016: "She is truly one of my favourite people and should we be fortunate enough to reach 90, may we be as vibrant as she is.
"She is an astonishing person and a real jewel to the world and not just to the United Kingdom.
"A source of inspiration for me like so many other people around the world."
Trump, meanwhile, is yet to release a statement following their meeting.
What's more, for Trump's visit, thousands of people also gathered in various cities around the country to protest against his visit.
A giant Donald Trump balloon that mocked him up as a baby was even flown above London's Parliament Square in protest at Trump's visit.
Max, one of the balloon's creators, told Chris York from the Huffington Post: "We are going to do our very best to accept the invitation of many people up in Scotland and set him up right next to Trump's golf course.
"Someone set up a petition yesterday morning and it's already got 10,000 signatures."
Another organiser called Murray also told CNN: "I feel like once we got to the point where we have a head of state who is suspending due process for some of the world's most vulnerable people and snatching babies from their parents at the border and locking them in cages - at that point I don't think we need to be civil to this man."
Adding: "It's about lifting the spirits of the nation and it's already doing that, you know. It's just putting smiles on the faces of people who had started to despair about the state of politics."