Donald Trump, Theresa May Hold Joint Press Conference At Chequers
- Author: Julie Sanders Jul 14, 2018,
Jul 14, 2018, 12:50
Trump added that May had failed to take his advice on negotiating Brexit with the European Union (EU), and praised the former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who had resigned from his post four days earlier in protest at May's Brexit policy.
He repeated the falsehood during a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
"If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made".
During his news conference on Thursday, the USA president also appeared to refer to Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.
The timing of the comments added to the awkwardness.
It seems likely that Trump's complaint will focus on two words that appear inside quotation marks in the tabloid's headline - the idea that May "wrecked it", referring to Brexit.
"The prime minister will be hoping for a calm remainder of the visit".
"They all showed up on the 9th hole, overlooking the ocean, and I said what's going on, and all they wanted to talk about was Brexit".
Trump also issued a warning to the European Union, telling it to "be very careful" of increasing immigration into the region, as he described a global backlash to migration.
Trump told the newspaper he had advised May on how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me". "She wanted to go a different route", he told the paper. I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. And that is fine.
Trump also said he was going to steer clear of the protests in London, which was said to reach up to 200,000 protesters. Johnson said the agreement was "suffocating" the Brexit dream. "I read reports where that won't be possible but I believe that after speaking with the Prime Minister's people and representatives and trade experts it will absolutely be possible". "I was opening Turnberry the day before Brexit".
The two leaders also get on "surprisingly well for people who are nearly totally opposite", Swarbrick said.
May said the USA leader's United Kingdom visit would be an opportunity to boost trade links and strengthen co-operation on security.