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What President Trump said about May, Brexit, and 'England'

What President Trump said about May, Brexit, and 'England'

MARTIN: So it was a pretty civil press conference, all things considered - I mean, especially in light of the harsh words President Trump had for the prime minister in The Sun newspaper interview.

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

"I said Brexit will happen and it did happen", he added.

Khan, who has been a target of Trump's ire before, said his job was to make sure the protests were peaceful, not to be a censor or the "arbiter of good taste".

Trump then appeared to contradict himself by saying "fortunately we tend to record stories now, so we have it for your enjoyment", adding "it's called fake news", although it isn't clear how an audio recording of his interview could be fake news.

Mr Trump said he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from the Sun newspaper article, which quoted him saying Ms May's strategy would kill such an agreement. "She's a total professional, because when I saw her this morning I said, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you"'.

Speaking at Chequers, Mr Trump told Mrs May "whatever you do is OK with me" on Brexit, but urged her to "make sure we can trade together".

He called the Brexit negotiations "a very tough situation" and said the only thing "I ask of Theresa" is that the two nations can trade, "because we want to trade with the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom wants to trade with us".

Trump declared that immigration has changed the fabric of the continent. They weren't in the headline of the story, he said, so he didn't see them.

Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Indeed, British lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seized on Trump's remarks to warn May against placing too much faith in the volatile president as Britain prepares to exit the European Union next March. I think she's a very tough negotiator", he said of May, going on to call her a "very, very smart and determined person ...

"We support the decision of the British people to realize full self-government and we will see how that goes. In any bilateral negotiation with any other country in the world, the U.S. would be the stronger party", Berenberg Economics said in a report.




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

The Independent also takes up the president's attempt to go back on what he apparently told the Sun, with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek effort: "Trump's backtrack - the "highest level of special".

Mrs. Trump and the president were reuniting later Friday for a return trip into the country for a social visit and tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

"The relationship is very, very strong, we have a very good relationship", Trump said.

Among them was Emily Bryce, who proudly carried a homemade banner written in Gaelic, in recognition of Trump's Highland roots.

"(Queen Elizabeth has) a great and handsome grace about her. He also said he will bring up the issue of Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 USA election.

However his trip to meet Putin is set to be overshadowed by news that a US federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

"I think we're going to get along very well".

"Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a sham", he said.

"Depicting Trump as a baby is a great way of targeting his fragile ego, and mocking him is our main motivation", said Matthew Bonner, one of the organisers of the balloon flight.