Trump blasts May's Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

Trump blasts May's Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

Trump's rebuke of May came even as the United Kingdom prime minister offered her support for Trump's controversial upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No deal with the USA can be signed until after next March 29, when the U.K.is to formally leave the EU. His remarks on Brexit came the same day May's government published long-awaited proposals for Britain's relations with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next year.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the U.S. will probably not be made".

Trump came down firmly on the side of the Brexiteers, saying what May proposed would hurt the chances of a future trade deal between the UK and the United States. They can not actually agree to anything until they leave the European Union.

Trump said: "I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important".

The timing of the comments added to the awkwardness.

Concerning Brexit, Trump said, "I would have done it much differently".

Trump's remarks to the Sun were the most biting any USA president has ever made on visit to Britain.

But the Tanaiste believes the resignations of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were a positive change. But I think that's very much her Germany.


British Twitter users hoped Prime Minister Theresa May would invoke Hugh Grant in the movie Love Actually and push back harder against President Donald Trump than she seems to have so far in their negotiations. "She wanted to go a different route", he told the paper.

"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the terrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in", Trump said of Khan. And that is fine.

And as May struggles to hold her own government together, with the never-ending arguments about Brexit negotiations threatening to tear her Conservative party apart.

Trump also said he was going to steer clear of the protests in London, which was said to reach up to 200,000 protesters.

"Mr. President, Sir Winston Churchill once said that "to have the United States at our side was, to me, the greatest joy", May told Trump, according to a text of her speech. "I think he is a great representative for your country". I have just been hearing this over the last three days.

In the interview, Trump said Johnson has "got what it takes and I think he has got the right attitude to be a great prime minister".

"I think she found it maybe too brutal because I could see that - I don't know if you remember what I said", he told journalists "I gave her a suggestion, not advice, I wouldn't want to give her advice, I'd give her a suggestion".

The visit is also being marked with protests in central London, as well as outside the U.S. ambassador's residence where the Trumps are staying, while others lined the streets in Blenheim holding placards. And fortunately we tend to record stories now so we have it for your enjoyment if you'd like it, but we record when we deal with reporters.

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