Trump says May 'wrecked Brexit' in bombshell interview

Galtero Lara
Julio 13, 2018

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand together with U.S. President Donald Trump and first Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain on July 12, 2018.

At its heart is a proposal for a new Britain-EU "free trade area", with interlinked customs regimes, and identical regulations for industrial goods and agri-food.

But the plan has infuriated fervent Brexit supporters, who think it would limit Britain's ability to strike new trade deals around the world.

Trump said that one of them, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, "would be a great Prime Minister".

Mr Trump also said he was "cracking down" on the European Union as "they have not treated the United States fairly on trading". "He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the Prime Minister here in the U.K", Sanders said.

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", Trump told the paper.

- Britain will also seek to ensure British and European Union citizens can still use each other's health services when overseas, and foreign residents can still access their pension entitlements.

May's government is trying to satisfy Britons who voted for their country to leave the bloc, but to set an independent course without hobbling businesses, security agencies and other sectors that are closely entwined with the EU. "That is exactly what we will do". "I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me", he said.

Asked about his comments at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May defended herself, saying "what we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people. that's what our proposal does", she told reporters.

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Trump said that the tenor in London is part of why he's spending so little time in the city, saying, "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".

Trump and May are set to meet again on Friday, and will hold a joint press conference.

Labor officials are not talking about their tactics for the coming battles but, according to Politico, have spoken privately about a "coalition of chaos" where their MPs would vote with Brexit hardliners to bring down May's deal in an attempt to destabilize the government and force a new election. "Now he might not like the current President, but I represent the United States".

The group, which basically handles Brexit on behalf of the European parliament, informed May's government that it would veto the plans "without a credible "back stop" provision for the Northern Ireland/Ireland border to prevent a hard border".

The UK will maintain a "common rulebook" for all goods traded with the European Union, including agricultural products.

Newly appointed Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the plans called for an "innovative and unprecedented economic partnership" between Britain and the EU.

But services including financial services such as accounting and insurance account for three-quarters of the British economy.

Other elements likely to anger Brexit-backers are Britain's willingness to pay the European Union for access to certain agencies and the suggestion some European Union citizens could continue to work in Britain visa-free.

Pro-EU lawmakers, in contrast, think the proposed post-Brexit ties with the bloc are not close enough.

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