Published: Sat, July 14, 2018

Trump backtracks on Theresa May criticism, doubles down on immigration's "negative" effects

Trump backtracks on Theresa May criticism, doubles down on immigration's

Yesterday, Trump fanned the flames by giving Rupert Murdoch's Sun tabloid an exclusive interview where he blasted May's policies and threatened to take a U.S-U.K trade deal off the table over the Brexit development.

Trump is scheduled to leave for Scotland Friday evening.

Still, according to Swarbrick, Trump's comments are unlikely to impact the relationship between the two countries.

"I know you'll ask, 'Will we be talking about meddling?' And I will absolutely bring that up", Trump said. "This is an incredible opportunity for our two countries and we will seize it fully".

Nigel Farage was questioned on whether he had "wound up" Mr Trump about Brexit on BBC's This Week and said: 'We've had the odd chat about it, I like to have a chat with them (Team Trump)'.

Referring to the plan outlined on Thursday in which Britain would aim to keep strong ties in trading of goods with the European Union, he said: "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

During a joint news conference at the PM's country retreat of Chequers, the president also rowed back on his criticism of Mrs May's Brexit strategy and handling of the exit talks - which came in a bombshell newspaper interview. "They are just a lobbyist for Amazon", he told The Sun.

'I would say Brexit is Brexit, ' he told reporters. "She didn't listen to me".


In retrospect, British Prime Minister Theresa May might wonder whether this was really the best week for a visit from Donald Trump.

"This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job", Trump said, as he showered May with praises in a clear attempt to distance himself from the brewing row. "She said: "Don't worry, it's only the press".

Ms May also glossed over the comments.

Even before the interview with the Sun, Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom was rocky as he was met with thousands of protesters. It's the highest level of special.

However, while Trump and May exchanged warm words, tens of thousands of protesters marched against the U.S. president through central London, bringing much of the British capital to a standstill.

Parakilas said: "Both May and Trump tried to put a good face on at the press conference but we are going to continue to see. other issues which will divide the two again".

"I think the [European Union trade] deal she is striking is not the one people voted on, exactly". I get along with her very nicely.

The president reinstalled a bust of Churchill in the Oval Office shortly after his inauguration in 2017 and later that year screened the 2017 film "Darkest Hour" at the White House in a sign of his affinity for the British leader.

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