Trump arrives in Britain, questions May’s Brexit plan

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He told The Sun newspaper that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the USA "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of with the UK. As he said in his interview with The Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her.'.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, (there is) no reason for me to go to London", he told the Sun newspaper.

His interview likewise came after May recently announced a path forward on Brexit that met criticism from members of her own government, including Boris Johnson, who resigned as foreign secretary on Monday. It was led to an extremely awkward situation, since the two were slated for meetings and the joint press conference after he criticized her and praised her political rival and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who Trump said would be good at May's job.

Camera IconUnited Kingdom, England:Anti-Trump protesters rally outside of Blenheim Palace, a monumental country house in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England on July 12, 2018 as U.S. President Donald Trump begins his visit to the United Kingdom. He's saying he wanted to apologize to her because he actually said such nice things about her.

"Just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters", he said.

"I don't know what you're going to do, but whatever you do is OK with us".

US President Donald Trump insisted he did not criticise Theresa May in the interview that dominated the build-up to the two leaders' press conference. I haven't been there in a long time.

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Trump also sought to ease tensions over his interview comments, saying he "didn't criticize the prime minister" and suggesting the article left out the "tremendous things" he said about May.

They added: "To say the President called us "fake news" with any serious intent is, well. fake news".

After the vote on June 23, the result of the ballot became clear early the next morning - several hours before Mr Trump spoke at Turnberry.

A large balloon, portraying the president as a baby, has been floated in Parliament Square as part of the demonstrations.

"Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place", Trump said. Vince Cable, the leader of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, said, "Most of us don't think he is particularly good judge on Brexit or anything else". 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.

Addressing the 100-strong group, the prime minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries. Later today, he will have tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. "I don't think so", Trump said.

Speaking with The Sun newspaper after arriving in the country yesterday, Trump described Johnson as "a very talented guy" for whom he had "a lot of respect". It's likely that this won't be the last we hear from Trump on his trip.

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