Britain will have a “great deal of freedom” to negotiate a trade deal with the US under Theresa May's Brexit plan, trade secretary Liam Fox has said.
Dr Fox said “very positive” discussions had been taking place with US officials on a future deal after Britain has left the EU.
In a joint press conference with Ms May on Friday, Mr Trump appeared to row back on an earlier interview in which he said the Government's latest proposals would kill off the prospect of a deal with the US.
Dr Fox said ministers had been able to explain details of their plan - which would see Britain maintain a “common rule book” with the EU covering standards for trade in goods - during their meetings with the president and his officials.
He said the plan would enable the UK to offer much greater access to US goods than the EU was prepared to allow. But he said Britain would not admit US agricultural products that did not meet current standards.
“We will have complete freedom in terms of market access of how much of those approved goods come into the United Kingdom, so if we want to reduce the tariff, for example, on American cars we would have the freedom to do so,” he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
“That is essentially what we would be able to offer in any trade agreement. We would be able to offer much freer market access than the European Union would.
“The standards would be the same. That therefore removes the need for inspection at the border. But in terms of market access the United Kingdom would have a great deal of freedom.”
A 20ft Donald Trump baby blimp will be flown at a protest in Edinburgh, following its appearance above a march in Parliament Square in London on Friday.
Mr Trump said the inflatable made him “feel unwelcome” in the city, on his second day of a four-day UK visit.
Campaigners confirmed the blimp will fly in the Meadows, where a protest march against the US presidents ends, from around noon.
An Edinburgh City Council spokeswoman: “The council, Police Scotland and the Civil Aviation Authority were happy to give it the go-ahead as there were no security concerns.”
Protester Leo Murray said: “We were inundated with messages from friends and allies in Scotland asking us to bring Trump baby up, so we really wanted to make sure that he could be a part of the amazing spread of protests taking place over the weekend.”
Parliamentary officials rejected a request for the blimp to fly at Holyrood and airspace restrictions have prevented it from being flown above Mr Trump's Turnberry golf resort.
Protesters have arrived in Turnberry to protest against the US president. Here, Scottish stand-up comedian Janey Godley gives a high five to a police officer as she holds a sign in protest on the beach outside near Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort. The Independent has blurred some of the letters on the sign.
Here's Labour MP David Lammy speaking to The Independent yesterday:
"I don't think any of us could have believed that a man full of such bile, such hatred, such evil would get his hands on what as its best is the beacon of freedom in the world," he said. "This presidency is worse than any of us could have ever ever imagined."
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has pledged there will be “peaceful, but passionate” protests against the US president.
The Labour politician, who is due to join marchers in Edinburgh, condemned US President for his “misogyny, his racism, his bigotry” and his “denunciation of climate change and his anti-trade union actions”.
“Donald Trump is not welcome here. The horrific scenes at the Mexican border are just the latest example of his repudiation of decent human values," Mr Leonard said on the Red Robin website.
"Caging children like animals is barbaric and we simply cannot roll out the red carpet for a US president who treats people that way.
“These demonstrations are not simply just about the politics of Donald Trump, it is about his moral values as well.”
He added: “It is not about right versus left, it is about right versus wrong.”
"Welcome Trump" and "Free Tommy" demonstrators have begun a rally in London. Several protests against the imprisonment of far-right leader Tommy Robinson have already taken place in Britain, including one that saw supporters perform Nazi salutes and attack police. Mr Robinson will appeal his 13-month sentence at the Court of Appeal on 18 July.