Trump lands fresh blow on PM after attacking Brexit plan

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States and Britain could secure a "great" post-Brexit trade deal, lavishing praise on Prime Minister Theresa May and contradicting his own withering assessment of her strategy publicised hours earlier.

His trip has barely begun and Donald Trump has already delivered a blow to Theresa May with an interview laden with digs and a warning that the United Kingdom might not get a deal with the USA if it presses forward with the plan hammered out by the Prime Minister.

"I would have done it much differently", Trump said of Brexit negotiations.

Thousands of people waving banners and banging pots and pans took to the streets of London on Friday to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on his first official visit to Britain as president.

"We've got a lot to discuss", May said, adding they would talk about the British-U.S.

A big part of the protests against Trump is the aforementioned giant Trump Baby, a 20ft orange blimp depicting the world leader as a crying baby - something that's clearly hurt his feelings.

On Thursday, the protesters gathered by a large metal fence sealing off the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, where the president will spend his only night in London.

"I think he's a great representative for your country", he said.

First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump and Theresa May at the Great Court yesterday.

Addressing the 100-strong group the Prime Minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries.

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

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement after the interview was published, saying Trump "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much". "I think it changed the fabric of Europe". "Of course that's coming from NBC, which is possibly worse than CNN", he said, adding that her question was "dishonest reporting".

In one tweet on Thursday, Khan didn't mention Trump by name - but said Londoners have the moral duty to protest when shared US-UK values are under attack.

The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain.

While Trump's trip was not a full state visit, he has been given red carpet treatment including marching military bands.

While his trip was not a full state visit, he has been given red carpet treatment and is scheduled to have tea later with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, where her grandson Prince Harry married U.S. actress Meghan Markle in May. "I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism", he said.

On Thursday night, several protesters gathered outside Winfield House, where Trump is staying, banging pots and blowing vuvuzelas in the hopes of keeping him awake. He reportedly threatened to pull the US out of the military alliance unless other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members-largely European countries-don't immediately increase their military spending levels.