Trump, May set for day of meetings after searing interview
Jul 14 2018
US President Donald Trump has said the United Kingdom will "probably not" get a trade deal with the US, if Prime Minister Theresa May'sBrexit plan goes ahead. "Standing beside her today, he told a very different story". I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way.
"I would have done it much differently", he told the newspaper, which urged its readers to back Brexit before a referendum in June 2016.
Before his meeting with May, Trump had already dismayed her team by breaching diplomatic protocol and criticizing her handling of Brexit negotiations in his interview with the Sun.
After Chequers, Trump was due to fly to Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen, an interaction upon which Downing Street has been pinning its diplomatic hopes, given Trump's oft-professed love for the royal family.
Sterling came under pressure on Friday following comments by Donald Trump that a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the USA could be dead.
May said there are no limits to Britain doing trade deals once Britain leaves the European Union, adding: "We will do a trade deal with the United States and others around the world".
"The president likes and respects Prime Minister May very much", she said.
However, most people also think he is "untrustworthy" to negotiate a trade deal with.
Khan told BBC Radio Friday, "The idea that you can blame (a rise in crime) on immigration from Africa is I think preposterous and we should call him out when he does so".
"I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?" he said.
Trump also said that former Foreign Secretary Johnson - who disagrees with May on Brexit and resigned this week - would make a "great prime minister", adding: "I think he's got what it takes".
President Trump on Thursday blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan as soft on terrorism and regretted that he's been made to feel "unwelcomed" in the British capital.
The Trumps landed in Air Force One at Stansted Airport at lunchtime on Thursday to kick-start a four-day working visit to Britain as protests against his trip began. At first, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan did not authorize its use, but he then changed his mind after more than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for him to do so. I haven't been there in a long time.
Although Trump has said this practice will be stopped, thousands of children remain separated from their parents and face great difficulty locating their relatives.
"We stand by our reporting and the quotes we used - including those where the President was positive about the Prime Minister, in both the paper and in our audio - and we're delighted that the President essentially retracted his original charge against the paper later in the press conference". At issue is an interview in the tabloid Sun newspaper in which he was critical of May on Brexit and for not taking his advice (otherwise she'd be better off, he suggested in the interview).