Jeremy Corbyn vows to confront Donald at Buckingham Palace

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Jeremy Corbyn vowed to confront Donald at Buckingham Palace tonight after the US president took a wrecking ball to his claims the US want to seize the NHS.

The Labour leader said he will warn the president 'public services are not for sale' at a NATO reception being hosted by the Queen later.

The threat comes despite Mr moving to kill the veteran left-winger's main election attack line by flatly dismissing the idea he wants a post-Brexit trade deal to open the health service to American companies and push up drugs prices.

Speaking as he ran the gauntlet of a NATO summit in London, Mr insisted the US 'wouldn't touch the NHS if you gave it to us on a silver platter'. 

Despite initially saying he had 'no thoughts' on the UK ballot, Mr also lavished praise on Boris Johnson for doing a 'great job' and made clear he had always supported Brexit.

The dramatic spat came as Mr Corbyn tries to 'weaponise' the President's arrival as he desperately works to claw back the Tories' poll advantage. A poll today found the Conservatives are 12 points ahead, enough for a comfortable majority.

Yesterday Labour released an extraordinary video blaming Britain's close relationship with the US for the London Bridge terror attacks - despite pleas to avoid politicising the atrocity. 

Today the veteran left-winger has written to Mr urging him to guarantee that the NHS will not form part of a trade deal.

In series of interviews, Mr Corbyn said he was planning to challenge the president over the health service at a Buckingham Palace reception this evening. 

He said he would tell Mr : 'Welcome to this country. Our public services are not for sale.' 

However, he dodged when pressed over allegations leaked documents on US-UK trade discussion had been circulated by Russia. He claims the details showed the NHS was 'on the table' - although the Tories have ridiculed the idea.    

US President Donald Trump was probed on the UK election at a press conference with NATO Secretary-General Secretary General Stoltenberg (left) but refused to give anything away and said he 'didn't want to complicate it'

 US President Donald was probed on the UK election at a press conference with NATO Secretary-General Secretary General Stoltenberg (left) but refused to give anything away and said he 'didn't want to complicate it'

President Trump is pictured at Winfield House in London this morning for the first meeting of a two-day NATO summit

President is pictured at Winfield House in London this morning for the first meeting of a two-day NATO summit 

Mr Corbyn (pictured supporting a strike at University of London today) is going all out to 'weaponise' the President's arrival, and released a video yesterday blaming Britain's close relationship with the US for the London Bridge terror attacks

Mr Corbyn (pictured supporting a strike at University of London today) is going all out to 'weaponise' the President's arrival, and released a video yesterday blaming Britain's close relationship with the US for the London Bridge terror attacks

Mr Trump said Boris Johnson (pictured right today meeting war veteran James Gammer in Salisbury, site of the Russian Novichok outrage) was doing a 'good job'

Mr said Boris Johnson (pictured right today meeting war veteran James Gammer in Salisbury, site of the Russian Novichok outrage) was doing a 'good job'

The US President took questions from reporters before a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

At first he refused to be drawn on the election, saying he was 'staying out' and 'didn't want to complicate it'. 

Donald 's best quotes from his press conference on Day One of visit to London 

On the General Election: 'I don't want to complicate it. I have won a lot of elections for a lot of people, but this is a different country.

Asked why he is staying out of the election, He said: 'Because I don't want to complicate it.'

He added: 'I'll stay out of the election. You know that I was a fan of Brexit. I called it the day before.

Mr added: 'I think Boris is very capable and I think he'll do a good job.'

On the NHS being on the table in a post-Brexit trade deal: 'No, not at all. I have nothing to do with it, never even thought about it.

'I don't even know where that rumour started, we have absolutely nothing to do with it.

'And we wouldn't want to if you handed it to us on a silver-platter, we want nothing to do with it.'

On working with Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can work with anybody. 

'I'm a very easy person to work with.

'I know nothing about the gentleman, Jeremy Corbyn, nothing about him.' 

On Harry Dunn: 'You're talking about the woman who had the accident with the young man on the motorcycle?

'I had his parents up and they're lovely people.

'I spoke to the woman who has diplomatic immunity who works for the government and we're trying to work something out.' 

On Brexit: 'I'll stay out of the election. You know that I was a fan of Brexit. I called it the day before.'

On the US impeachment inquiry: The impeachment hoax is going nowhere, we have great support.

'In the whole history of the Republican Party we have never had such great support.'

On Prince Andrew: 'I don't know prince Andrew but it's a tough story.' 

On Emmanuel Macron's 'brain dead' NATO jibe: 'You just can't go around making statements like that against NATO. It's very disrespectful.'

On his controversial deal with Turkey: 'We left their border. We've been on their border long enough. They're doing just fine on their border. We kept the oil. I kept the oil.' 

Mr Johnson has forged a warm allliance with Mr , but Tories are nervous that an outburst at the two-day summit could disrupt the election campaign. 

The PM is set to duck a bilateral meeting with the president, although the pair are likely to hold talks 'in the margins'. 

Despite his initial reluctance, Mr soon expanded on his views, saying he 'thinks Boris will do a good job'.

'I think Boris is very capable and I think he'll do a good job,' he said. 

He denied rumours that the NHS could be on the table in post-Brexit trade talks and said he has 'nothing to do with it' and has 'never even thought about it'. 

'No, not at all. I have nothing to do with it, never even thought about it,' he said.

Mr then praised the US healthcare system before adding: 'In this country they have to work that out for themselves … 

'I don't even know where that rumour started, we have absolutely nothing to do with it.

'And we wouldn't want to if you handed it to us on a silver-platter, we want nothing to do with it.'

Mr also delivered a thinly-veiled swipe at Mr Corbyn, saying he 'knew nothing about' the Labour leader. Pushed on whether he could work with him in No10, he replied: 'I can work with anybody, I'm a very easy person to work with.'    

Mr   also blasted French President Emanuel Macron for suggesting NATO was at risk of suffering 'brain death.' 

The jibe prompted a brutal response from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said Mr Macron was the one in danger of 'brain death'.

Mr said today it had been a 'very nasty' statement. 

'You just can't go around making statements like that against NATO. It's very disrespectful,' he said.  

On This Morning, Mr Corbyn was asked about questions arising over whether Russian disinformation was behind Labour's 451-page unredacted report on trade talks. 

Repeatedly dodging the issue of whether Moscow might have been involved, he said: 'If the document is not accurate, then why is it, it's been out there all this time, no minister has claimed it's inaccurate. 

'No Government has, and in reality the minutes are there of meetings which involved Liam Fox in the early stages and officials later on.' 

Answering questions as he met veterans in Salisbury today, Mr Johnson ridiculed the Labour attack, saying he could 'categorically rule out' that 'any part of the NHS will be on the table in any trade negotiations', adding this included pharmaceuticals. 

He said: 'This is pure Loch Ness Monster, Bermuda Triangle stuff.' 

Mr Johnson said the NATO alliance is in 'good health' before he was pressed for his message to Mr

The PM said: 'My message to the president, to all presidents - President , President Macron, President Erdogan, Chancellor Merkel, all our friends - is look, this is a great alliance, it has had fantastic success for 70 years, it has delivered peace and prosperity.' He urged them to 'tackle the threats' as one, noting: 'Safety in numbers.' 

Later today, and First Lady Melania will attend a fundraiser in Park Lane and meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister

This afternoon he will have tea with Prince Charles and Camilla before a reception for NATO leaders with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and another at Downing Street.

blasts Macron over NATO 'brain death' jibe 

Donald today blasted French President Emanuel Macron for suggesting NATO was at risk of suffering 'brain death.' 

The jibe prompted a brutal response from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said Mr Macron was the one in danger of 'brain death'.

Mr said today it had been a 'very nasty' statement. 

'You just can't go around making statements like that against NATO. It's very disrespectful,' he said.  

Ahead of this morning's meeting, PM Mr Johnson appealed for unity among the leaders of the 29 member states - also including Germany's Angela Merkel, Frances Emmanuel Macron and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - amid differences over Syria. 

The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will formally greet NATO leaders at this evening's reception, which marks 70 years of the alliance.

Charles and the Monarch will then join the politicians for a group photograph.

The royals will be out in force for the event, including the Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.

Prince William is away in the Middle East, while Prince Harry and wife Meghan are on a six-week break from royal engagements over the festive period.

Prince Andrew, who stepped down from public duties after his disastrous Newsnight interview about his association with convicted padeophile Jeffrey Epstein, is also not attending.   

The President's arrival yesterday came at the end of a day that saw complaints both main UK political parties have exploited the deadly London Bridge attack. 

Schedule for 's NATO visit 

9:10am One-on-one meeting with NATO's Secretary-General

9:30am Working breakfast with NATO  Secretary-General 

11:00am departs Winfield House to the InterContinental Hotel on London's Park Lane 

11:15am arrives at the InterContinental London Park Lane 

11:30am Roundtable with supporters 

12:05pm departs InterContinental for Winfield House  

12.20pm arrives at Winfield House   

2pm Bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron  

2.20pm Macron meeting opens to press

3.30pm Bilateral meeting with Candian Prime Minister   

4.55pm and First Lady depart Winfield House for Clarence House 

5:10pm and First Lady arrive at Clarence House 

5:15pm Couple have tea with Prince Charles and Camilla  

5:50pm Couple depart Clarence House for Buckingham Palace 

6:00pm and First Lady attend NATO leaders' Reception hosted by Her Majesty The Queen 

7:35pm departs Palace for 10 Downing Street 

7:40pm and Melania arrive at Downing Street

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7:45pm Couple attend NATO leaders' reception hosted

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