Tory chiefs fear loose-tongued Donald Trump could blow up their election campaign when he visits Britain next week – The Sun

TORY chiefs are dreading Donald Trump’s visit to Britain next week as they fear the loose-tongued US president could blow up the election campaign.

Mr Trump arrives in London on Monday night for a two-day visit to attend the annual NATO summit, hosted by Boris Johnson.

But Conservative campaign bosses are trying to keep the number of public appearances the PM makes with POTUS to an absolute minimum.

They want to stop the president from tearing up the rigidly controlled Tory election messaging with any explosive comments on the NHS or Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage are both waiting in the wings to try to weaponise Mr Trump’s arrival to their own benefit.

While the two leaders’ schedules are still being arranged, The Sun understands they won’t even meet for face to face talks through his 48 hour period in the UK.

Instead, Mr Johnson will swerve all controversial one-on-one moments by hosting all 29 NATO state leaders for a reception alongside The Queen at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night.

It is unprecedented for America’s visiting head of state not to be hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister in No10.

So Trump doesn’t look snubbed, the PM will also refuse to host any other world leader for bilateral talks in No10.

A senior Tory campaign source told The Sun: “Trump could say anything, we have no control over it.

“It’s a very unwelcome disruption just nine day out from polling day, so we will need to manage the risk.”

It has also emerged that Labour are planning a series of ambushes with the President’s arrival, and will try to revive claims that he wants US firms to own chunks of the NHS under a new UK-US trade deal.

On the Tories’ opposite flank, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is expected to highlight Mr Trump’s criticism of Boris’s EU exit deal in a bid to push Leave-backing voters towards him instead.

The US president, who will stay at the US Ambassador’s residence in Regents Park, will hold a series of meetings with other world leaders on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the 29 NATO leaders will gather at their formal summit venue, The Grove hotel in Watford, for three hours of official talks.

Mr Johnson will then end the summit with a press conference alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, not Mr Trump.

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