Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

What President Trump said about May, Brexit, and 'England'

What President Trump said about May, Brexit, and 'England'

He said that May's new, softer approach to Brexit - which would leave Britain sticking to a "common rulebook" with Brussels on goods - would kill off the chances of a much sought-after U.S. -U.K. trade deal.

It comes after Mr Trump said he had given Mrs May advice on how to come out on top in the negotiations with Brussels but "she found it maybe too brutal".

Mr Trump said: "I think he is a great representative for your country". "I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly, whatever they work out".

Addressing a joint press conference at the end of their bilateral talks at the prime minister's country residence, Chequers, Trump said, "She's a total professional".

"I think it betrays an ignorance that is truly alarming in a candidate that has got that far to be President of the United States".

And, things took an orange, we mean awkward turn on Friday when a 20-foot Trump baby blimp flew through the London skies.

He added: "I think our Prime Minister should have the confidence to speak to the US President on equal terms and it's for President Trump to say what he wants about me; I'm not going to rise to President Trump's views". However, that has angered hardliners in May's Cabinet and prompted high-level resignations in the past week, including the departure of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who Trump called "a very talented guy".

Thousands of people waving banners and banging pots and pans took to the streets of London on Friday to protest against US President Donald Trump on his first official visit to Britain as president. I did give Theresa, who I like-I did give her my views on what she should do and how she should negotiate.

"I think he thinks I'm doing a great job".


"I am not pitting one against the other", Trump said.

As the interview began to make waves, Trade Secretary Liam Fox tweeted from the Blenheim Palace event about how Trump had talked "so positively about United Kingdom and USA trade".

Trump said he would be spending little time in London because of protests against him planned there, which an include a blimp made to look like an infant version of the president.

The US president did not have such glowing words for London Mayor Sadiq Khan, however.

"I don't know what you're going to do, but whatever you do is OK with us".

Theresa May and her husband Philip greet Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Blenheim Palace. "Look around. You go through certain areas that didn't exist ten or 15 years ago".

However, The Sun said it stood by the interview.

After calling Trump's attack on him "preposterous", London Mayor Sadiq Khan-who initially rejected organizers' efforts to fly the Trump Baby blimp-explained why he ultimately chose to allow the balloon to fly over London.

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