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Trump blasts May's Brexit strategy on United Kingdom visit

Trump blasts May's Brexit strategy on United Kingdom visit”

"I think they agree with me on immigration", Trump said.

Melania Trump will arrive in England from Brussels today with Donald Trump ahead of a visit which will be marked by protests, a "Go Home" van driving around Westminster - and a six-metre tall orange inflatable baby.

Seated alongside Mrs May at Chequers this morning, Mr Trump said: 'The relationship is very, very strong, we really have a very good relationship'.

In the piece, Trump gave May advice on how to handle the exit from the European Union and said he "would have done it much differently".

"You have a mayor who has done a bad job in London", he said in an interview with Friday's edition of The Sun newspaper. I think she is a nice person.

Trump's visit to Britain followed two days of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, where the US president shook up the conference with rhetoric about other members failing to meet fiscal defense requirements, the possibility that he could end the United States' 70-year membership in the alliance and Germany being "captive" to Russian energy.

May likewise glossed over the comments in the Sun.

He said that May's new, softer approach to Brexit - which would leave Britain sticking to a "common rulebook" with Brussels on goods - would kill off the chances of a much sought-after U.S. -U.K. trade deal.

Trump told The Sun he plans to avoid the large protests that are expected during his visit, and he also addressed the 20-feet "Trump Baby" blimp that took flight over Parliament Square Friday. "We urge that the Scottish government rules out any use of Prestwick by the president or his entourage, and so send the most powerful message possible that Donald Trump is not welcome in Scotland".

He also told the tabloid that he'd shared advice with May during Britain's negotiations with the European Union and she ignored it.

Khan, in an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, says Trump is "entitled to have his views". He added, "I think he is a great representative for your country".

President Trump's comments to British newspaper The Sun are being described in the United States as a "Brexit bomb" - but some White House correspondents are querying whether he really meant to rule out a trade deal with the UK.

Mr Hudspeth was one of around 150 guests invited to the black tie dinner at the Oxfordshire landmark, which saw Prime Minister Theresa May host the US President and First Lady Melania as part of a four-day visit to the UK.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London", Trump told The Sun in an interview that was published on Thursday where he also sharply criticized May's Brexit plans.

Daniel Jones, a charity communications officer who helped organize the blimp, said the stunt was supposed to make people smile while also underlining serious criticism of the USA leader.

The balloon was authorised by Khan, who has crossed swords with Trump several times after the president posted factually incorrect messages over a series of terror attacks in Britain in 2017.

Khan added: "I think our prime minister (Theresa May) should have the confidence to speak to the United States 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".

But over on social media, it's also triggered a new meme, which involves a certain current British prime minister - who has been pictured looking positively smitten with her new guest.



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