Donald Trump, Theresa May Hold Joint Press Conference At Chequers

Larry Hoffman
July 15, 2018

His highly-controversial remarks came at the end of a day in which he had already waded deeply into the Brexit row over Theresa May's white paper ahead of his first official visit to Britain as President.

He told The Sun Mrs May's plan would affect trade "unfortunately in a negative way".

The comments in The Sun will come as a further blow to the Prime Minister - who voted to remain in the June 2016 European Union referendum - after Boris Johnson and David Davis resigned from her cabinet as foreign secretary and Brexit secretary respectively, over their belief that her deal would give away too much control to the bloc.

Trump postponed his trip to the United Kingdom several times as a petition to block him from entering the country gained so many signatures it was debated in Parliament.

Trump said May's Brexit strategy would "kill" any chance of a trade deal between the two countries.

He again postponed his visit in January this year after remarking that the relocation of the United States embassy in London was a "bad deal" made by President Obama, and that he was not interested in cutting the ribbon at the opening.

He also said that he "would have done it much differently", referring to the Brexit plan. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me. "I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly, whatever they work out". And that is fine.

Opposition MPS, backed by an online petition signed by almost 1.9 million people, called on May to cancel the state visit offered when she met Trump in Washington after his inauguration in January past year.

"You know, deals that take too long are never good ones. It was not the deal that was in the referendum". He was severely criticised last November, including by May, after sharing three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First. "But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?" "I think it changed the fabric of Europe", Mr. Trump said.

May's government has recently been shaken following at least three resignations of senior members of her cabinet - including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis, following disagreements on how to exit the EU.

"The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

Trump is spending the night there after a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of one of his heroes, Winston Churchill.

She continued: "This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

Neither Trump nor North Atlantic Treaty Organisation offered specifics on what Trump said he had achieved.

He is due to stay overnight with Johnson at the ambassador's Winfield House residence in London's Regent's Park where a protest is planned at which demonstrators will play recordings of migrant children held in USA detention centres.

Stoltenberg says Thursday that "the clear message from President Trump is having an impact". Mr Trump said he would bring up the issue of nuclear disarmament with Putin. "I used to love London as a city".

Chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.!", they flew a huge balloon of the president depicted as a crying baby outside the Houses of Parliament.

Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election shocked British diplomats in Washington and relations between May, a vicar's daughter, and Trump have been strained at times.

"Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States", Trump said.

"You have a mayor who has done a awful job in London", Trump said, adding later that Khan had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

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