Queen Elizabeth II gave President Trump
an abridged first edition of Winston Churchill’s “The Second World War” after the president arrived for his first state visit in the United Kingdom on Monday.
CNN reported that the book was presented in a crimson and gold-tooled cover, and featured hand-sewn headbands in the colors of the United States and United Kingdom flags.
Churchill wrote the books following World War II based on his own notes and diaries. His accounting spans multiple volumes, though the abridged version presented to Trump is a single volume.
Trump and the first lady met with the queen and other members of the royal family shortly after arriving in the United Kingdom for a state visit.
The president caused a stir leading up to his arrival by criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, denying he called the Duchess of Sussex “nasty” and weighing in on Brexit negotiations and the election of the next prime minister.
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in protest of his visit.
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