Trump says May is doing Brexit wrong, threatening USA trade deal

Trump says May is doing Brexit wrong, threatening USA trade deal

"People want to send a message to everyone fighting against this politics of hate, we all stand united together, and we will not allow the clock to be turned back to the darkest moments of human history".

The event will begin with a military parade featuring the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards in the spectacular Great Court.

Trump claimed member nations had agreed to boost their defense budgets significantly and reaffirmed - after days of griping that the USA was being taken advantage of by its allies - that the U.S. remains faithful to the accord.

May was looking forward to sitting down with Trump to talk him through the negotiating stance at Chequers, her spokesman said when asked about the Trump comments.

Trump also criticised May in a press conference in Brussels following a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit there just before flying to London, casting doubt on whether she will deliver on British voters' intentions when they backed leaving the European Union in a 2016 referendum. Trump said that would happen over "a fairly short period of time".

On Saturday, Trump supporters will rally near the United States embassy in Nine Elms, south London, for an event titled "Welcoming Trump to Britain Rally - Make Britain Great Again", at which a number of right-wing figures are scheduled to speak.

President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe.

Melania and Donald Trump disembark Air Force One at Stansted Airport, north of Londo. On Friday, protesters flew a blimp depicting the US president as an orange, snarling baby just outside the British parliament.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who resigned this week, leaves the Foreign Office on his way to Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting, in London, on Tuesday.

Trump is on a "working visit" rather than a full state occasion. May said in remarks during a banquet on Thursday with Mr. Trump at Blenheim Palace, Churchill's birthplace.

Meanwhile Amnesty International unveiled a 15-metre banner on Vauxhall bridge opposite the US Embassy branding him a "Human Rights Nightmare".


Trump, as he has before, criticized London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, as having "done a very bad job on terrorism".

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

But Mr Trump appeared to link Brexit to the current trade dispute between the USA and European Union over steel and aluminium.

Trump had no qualms about blasting May's plan for how the UK should leave the European Union, and he even took it a step further by appearing to threaten US-UK trade deals based on her Brexit approach.

But Brexit champion Nigel Farage, a critic of May's Brexit plans - formally unveiled in a policy paper Thursday -predicted there would be "confrontation" on the visit.

"I am going to a few hot spots", he told journalists.

May weathered the resignations of her Brexit and foreign ministers earlier this week over the proposals.

Trump also said that if May's Brexit plans included sticking to European Union rules it could prevent a US-UK trade deal.

In a separate endeavor, an artist created a 650-foot crop circle reading, "Fuck Trump" in Russian, on farmland that the president was expected to fly over on Friday.

"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.

Just two days before Trump's arrival, a dozen organizers and members of parliament accused the British police of "curtailing the right to protest and putting the health and safety of demonstrators in jeopardy" by denying groups permission to set up a stage and sound system at the main protest assembly point in London, the Common Dreams website reported.

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