Donald Trump told Theresa May to sue the European Union over Brexit

Charlene Craig
July 15, 2018

In a newspaper interview published just hours before holding talks with May, Trump said her Brexit strategy would "kill" any chance of a trade deal and said she had not listened to his advice on how to negotiate with the EU.

Theresa May and Donald Trump entered a news conference on Friday holding hands and went out of their way to praise one another's leadership, a day after the USA president assailed her Brexit strategy and said one of her political opponents would make a good prime minister. "Whatever you do is OK with me", Trump told the press conference.

Trump said he also told May that the United Kingdom should obtain a Brexit "carve out" from the European Union to allow them to do a comprehensive trade deal with America.

However, he later said Ms May was doing a "fantastic job".

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He also stated in the interview that May's plan would affect trade with the a negative way.

In the incendiary interview, with the Sun newspaper, the USA leader criticised Mrs May's handling of Brexit negotiations, hailed Boris Johnson - who quit the cabinet earlier this week - as a future and "great Prime Minister" and said there was too much immigration in Europe. "This is an incredible opportunity for our two countries and we will seize it fully".

Asked to rate U.S. -U.K. relations, Mr. Trump gave them the "highest level of special". "She's a total professional because when I saw her this morning, I said: "I want to apologise, because I said such good things about you".

Tens of thousands also protested in London on Friday against the US president's first official visit to Britain.

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The last of the thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Edinburgh have arrived at The Meadows, a park in the Scottish capital where a giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry orange baby is floating in the air.

He is due to meet the Queen later today at Windsor Castle before flying to Scotland, where he will play golf at one of the courses he owns, in Turnberry.

Trump's first visit to the president has proved widely unpopular with a quarter of a million people, according to organizers, taking to the streets in London on Friday to speak out against his policies and rhetoric.

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Embassy in London , which advised Americans in the country to "keep a low profile" in case the demonstrations turn violent. May weathered the resignations of her Brexit and foreign ministers earlier this week over the proposals.

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