By Jason Groves and Larisa Brown for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:08 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 02:38 GMT, 3 December 2019
Boris Johnson will not hold one-to-one talks with Donald Trump in a bid to prevent his visit knocking the Tory election campaign off course.
Mr Trump arrived in the UK tonight ahead of a two-day summit of Nato leaders, starting tomorrow.
The prospect of the outspoken US President’s visit has been a nightmare for Tory strategists, who fear that one misplaced comment or Tweet could damage Mr Johnson’s electoral fortunes.
Mr Johnson last week appealed to Mr Trump to avoid commenting on the UK election during his visit, saying: ‘When you have close friends and allies like the US and the UK, the best thing is for neither side to get involved in each other’s election campaign.’
Donald J. Trump and his wife Melania disembark from Air Force One upon arrival for a NATO Summit, at Stansted Airport this evening
This week’s meeting, which marks Nato’s 70th anniversary, comes as allies are at odds over Syria. Mr Trump has also demanded members increase their military spending.
With French president Emmanuel Macron locked in a war of words with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip