Donald Trump apologises to British PM Theresa May over ‘fake news’

Pauline Gross
July 15, 2018

May's Brexit plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way", said the U.S. president.

Mrs May also warned Tory rebels seeking to wreck her blueprint to leave the European Union that they could be left with "no Brexit at all" unless they fall into line.

Dr Fox said that ministers had been able to explain details of their plan - which would see Britain maintain a "common rule book" with the European Union covering standards for trade in goods - during their meetings with the president and his officials.

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2017.

Talking about former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Trump said he would make a "great prime minister", adding: "I think he's got what it takes".

May called on Sunday for the country to back her plan for "friction-free movement of goods", saying it was the only option to avoid undermining the peace in Northern Ireland and preserving the unity of the United Kingdom.

Mr Davis meanwhile branded claims that there was no alternative to the Chequers plan as "astonishingly dishonest". "I would-I would actually say she probably went the opposite way".

At the press conference Trump was asked by reporters if he thought the British-U.S. relationship was a special one, and the president labeled the bilateral relationship as "the highest level of special".

Mrs May faces accusations the British government's Brexit White Paper was "surreptitiously" drafted in order to replace a version produced by David Davis's Brexit department.

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And The Scotsman newspaper published an op-ed in which it stated, "the 45th USA president is an appalling human being". The prime minister welcomed the American president to her official residences outside of London.

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So I think that's inappropriate also. "We're protecting everybody. this has been going on for decades", Trump said . Germany is a rich country. "They are getting so much of the oil and gas from Russia ", Trump said.

The UK's Secretary of State for International Trade believes the United States is still interested on a trade agreement after the President said that Theresa May's Chequers plan would "probably kill" any deal with the US.

Theresa May and Donald Trump entered a news conference on Friday holding hands and went out of their way to praise one another's leadership, a day after the US president assailed her Brexit strategy and said one of her political opponents would make a good prime minister.

During his visit to the country, which included a dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May, Londoners came out in the thousands to protest the US president.

"We now need to think about the well-being of people across Europe, about their prosperity, their jobs, their security, and not about the abstractions of the bureaucrats of Brussels".

"If Boris Johnson looks at this".

Support for the Conservatives has fallen sharply after the party have been gripped by chaos over its Brexit plans.

She maintained the government's Brexit agreement "delivers" on the referendum vote.

More anti-Trump protests are taking place Saturday in other parts of Scotland, including one with some 10,000 people in Edinburgh.

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