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It will be the first state visit by a US leader since George Bush came to the UK in November 2003.
I was staying (by coincidence) in a B&B a couple of blocks away from the Palace in 2003 when Bush visited. The US press fabricated an amazing story at the time about mass demonstrations against Bush – like this one in Trafalgar Square.
CNN: 100,000 people in Trafalgar Square? ROFLMAO
I was at that demonstration in Trafalgar Square, which is of course too small to hold more than a couple of thousand people. It gave me a clear picture that I should never trust anything from CNN.
The big demonstration came later that week on Whitehall, when 500,000 people lined up to cheer the England rugby team after winning the World Cup in Australia.