“If he came here, I’d shake his hand, absolute brilliant businessman,” Dean Roberts, running a market stall in Barnsley, told Fox News.
In many towns that traditionally vote for the left-wing Labour Party, voters overwhelmingly embraced Brexit -- an issue that had for years been pushed primarily by voices on the right.
Amid the negativity surrounding Trump’s visit, polling suggests support for the trip.
A YouGov poll released Thursday shows 50 percent of Brits support a working visit, with only 37 percent suggesting it should be scrapped.
In Burnley, bordering Lancashire and West Yorkshire and where voters backed Brexit with 66 percent of the vote, residents Fox News spoke to on Wednesday appeared more interested in England’s World Cup soccer game that evening against Croatia than goings on in London.