Monday, 22 July, 2019

Donald Trump Stokes Brexit Hardliner Fears Over Theresa May's Exit Plans

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Deanna Wagner | 14 July, 2018, 07:45

"Theresa May should condemn Trump for this ugly dog-whistle politics, and apologise for Zac Goldsmith's disgraceful London mayoral campaign, which these remarks echo".

President Donald Trump once again falsely claimed he "predicted" Brexit.

Opposition lawmakers, backed by an online petition signed by almost 1.9 million people, called on May to cancel the state visit, which is estimated to cost between £8m and £10m in security and policing.

"I think they like me in the UK".

The president also hit out at immigration into Europe, linking it with crime.

Trump departs on Sunday evening.

US First Lady Melania Trump tries her hand at lawn bowls as Philip May, right, husband of British Prime Minister Theresa May, watches on. The vast majority of British people are appalled by his words and deeds. Mr. Trump's intervention was "very important, because if you can't do a trade deal with your closest ally, then who can you do a trade deal with?" said Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Tory MP who has been among the sharpest critics of Ms.

"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 Sun, a conservative British newspaper.

The FT also plays up the president's change of course, though with Brexit on its mind, saying "Trump switches tack on Brexit in bid to mend bridges with May".

Putin sees Trump as "counterpart" at upcoming talks
Because The United States has been paying a tremendous amount-probably 90% of the cost of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ... Overall, the U.S. provides about 22% of this budget based off a formula that accounts for the national income of member states.

In that, he tells people to "overshoot" - asking for far more than they ever expect.

Fresh from sending North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into crisis talks and ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, Trump shocked Britain's political establishment when he criticized May's plans for ties with the European Union after Britain leaves in March.

He added: "I think our Prime Minister should have the confidence to speak to the US President on equal terms and it's for President Trump to say what he wants about me; I'm not going to rise to President Trump's views".

"He gave her the precis [of his book], which is "overshoot your target and get on with it - because if this drags on it is going to be bad".

President Donald Trump said the USA would "probably not" strike a trade deal with Britain if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan went ahead as planned.

"I have a lot of respect for Boris".

He added, "I said, 'Brexit will happen.' The vote is going to go positive, because people don't want to be faced with the frightful immigration problems that they are being faced with in other countries". "He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the prime minister here in the U.K".

"I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that I can tell you", he told reporters during a news conference with Ms. "She said: "Don't worry, it's only the press". That's another thing that makes him a supreme irritant to the president: he's not really spoiling for a fight and will not engage so as not to dignify.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London", Trump told the newspaper.