Pharma execs invited to mystery Trump dinner

July 5, 2018

About 150 UK business leaders, including major pharma heads, have been invited to an undisclosed location to have dinner with President Trump.

The black-tie dinner, hosted by Theresa May, the British prime minister, will take place next week. The location has been kept secret, but sources report that it is outside of London, in Blenheim.

Pharma leaders, including Alex Gorsky, CEO, Johnson & Johnson, and Emma Walmsley, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline are reportedly on the guest list.

The gathering, part of Trump's "working visit" is partly intended to show the president the benefits of striking a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.

Meanwhile, a protest of up to 50,000 people is being planned in London. Additionally, the Greater London Authority has granted permission for a giant balloon depicting Trump as an angry, orange baby to fly near Parliament during his visit.

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