News of Donald Trump’s possible appearance in Watford was met with mixed reaction by Observer readers, and by politicians too.

We exclusively revealed yesterday that The Grove Hotel, near Chandlers Cross, will host the NATO summit on December 4.

World leaders are expected to attend including US president Trump, the UK Prime Minister, and heads of state and government from all NATO member states.

It is the first NATO summit in the UK since 2014, when it was held in Wales, with London hosting it back in 1990.

This is how some of you reacted to the news.

Adie Kitachi wrote on our Facebook post: “Excellent, let’s remember he (Trump) represents our greatest ally who helped us out in our hour of need and welcome him like grown-ups.”

Michael Peters simply wrote: “Welcome Sir”, accompanied by the USA and UK flags side by side.

Others were not so keen to hear the news.

Aida Shariff said: “We need the man who owns the Donald Trump inflatable baby balloon to fly it near The Grove” while Jessica Hooper wrote: “Oh dear God. Who is organising the protests?!”

We asked our local politicians what they about the NATO summit happening in Watford.

Watford MP Richard Harrington, who will be stepping down at the next general election, said the event was “great for Watford” while William Berry, Brexit parliamentary candidate for Watford, said the news was “very exciting”.

Mr Berry added: “I hope that any protests are respectful. I will be looking to put together a banner-waving welcome party of Brexiteers that shows Trump that we are thankful for his commitment to doing a free trade deal with the UK after we leave the EU."

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: "As a Liberal Democrat, it will come as no surprise that I disagree strongly with pretty much everything that Donald Trump stands for. On so many issues, such as gun control, he does not represent the tolerant and open values of our country.

"However, in a world of increasing division, organisations like NATO have never been more important. Global leaders must work together to tackle global challenges such as climate change and international crime."

A major security operation is inevitable and Mr Taylor says it is “vital” Watford taxpayers do not have to foot the bill to police this event.

Watford Labour Party chairman Mike Jackson added: "I hope this event will be sensitive to the needs of residents so they can get around and is not overly oppressive."

Mr Jackson would not comment on Trump's arrival until he was sure the president would be attending.

If Trump does attend the summit, he will not be the first US president at The Grove.

Barack Obama was joined by then UK Prime Minister David Cameron for a round of golf in 2016, while in 2013, the hotel hosted the Bilderberg Conference, involving some of the most influential figures in Western Europe and North America.