The state visit was never actually scheduled - there has been fierce opposition to it in many quarters of Britain - and this trip is part of a working visit instead, meaning among other things that Mr. Trump will overnight at Winfield House, the USA ambassador's handsome residence near Regents Park, rather than at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle as a guest of the queen.
"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".
I'm certainly going to Turnberry and I'll see him there.
During a press conference before departing the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit for the U.K., Trump was asked how he feels about the planned protests.
Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby in north London on July 10, 2018 ahead of a demonstration in London to coincide with the visit of the US president.
Trump has always been a supporter of Brexit and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after it leaves the European Union, something heralded by Brexit supporters as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.
"I know he loves the east coast, he loves this property more than maybe anywhere else in the world, so I certainly hope he can get out here".
Awaiting him on the tarmac on Thursday afternoon were three Osprey helicopters belonging to the US Marines, which are used to transport the President's staff and security detail on overseas trips.More news: Four Thai boys rescued from flooded cave
The couple will attend a black-tie dinner at the Grade I-listed Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire hosted by Theresa May.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to march against president's visit in the capital. "If a balloon flying over London makes people laugh, I think that's absolutely worth it", she says.
It has been confirmed however that Trump will only very briefly visit London.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said Trump was "wrong" to share the videos.
Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom will be met by protests all over the country, including Friday's march through central London and a 6-metre blimp of the President flying over Parliament square.
Mr Trump is believed to be spending the weekend playing golf at his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, which he bought in 2014, although there has been no official confirmation of his plans.
He will then travel to Helsinki for a summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The US President also won't be meeting The Queen at Buckingham Palace - instead meeting her at Windsor Castle. Separately, his wife, Melania, will visit war veterans and schoolchildren in a London visit accompanied by Philip May, the prime minister's husband.