"I welcome President Trump's forthcoming meeting with President Putin: Open channels of communication between the United States and Russian Federation are key to managing the risks of confrontation", May said in a speech during a working dinner with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, according to quotes from her remarks provided by her office. I have a lot of respect for the prime minister, and unfortunately there was a story that was done which was, you know, generally fine, but it didn't put in what I said about the prime minister.
He added that there was "a tremendous opportunity to double, triple, quadruple" trade between the usa and the UK.
Even before the interview with the Sun, Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom was rocky as he was met with thousands of protesters. The flying of the "Trump Baby" blimp was funded via a crowdfunding project with over £30,000 having been raised so far.
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.
"If they do that, then their trade deal with the USA will probably not be made".
For May, it comes at a time when she is already politically weakened following a string of resignations from her Cabinet. The band of the Coldstream Guards played the Star-Spangled Banner and she invited the president to inspect the guard of honour. Look at what is going on in London", Trump said, before referring directly to Khan: "I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.
Trump held nothing back during the interview with Britain's The Sun, saying a new trade deal with the United States was unlikely because of May's Brexit negotiation tactics.
He added: "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad". He also said rival politician, Boris Johnson, would make a "great prime minister".
"Mainly that we need to get out of the European Union and actually I think the vote might be even stronger".
"I can fully understand why she thought it was a little bit tough and maybe someday she will do that. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"
"You can't walk away but you can do other things".
"Almost winking at the big man for a trade deal", someone else wrote. "My job is actually getting out there and doing it".
Liam Fox, Britain's trade minister, tweeted after the Sun interview was published that it was terrific to hear Trump "talk so positively about UK & US Trade tonight at Blenheim Palace".
He will not attend any high-profile events in London but a mass protest is planned in the capital on Friday, where demonstrators will fly a giant balloon next to the British parliament depicting Trump as a nappy-clad baby.
"This will be a hard negotiation; and I don't necessarily think that because the British position has become more credible that that's necessarily the final picture. Boris Johnson, I think, would be a great prime minister". I would have done it (Brexit) much differently.
The US president did not have such glowing words for London Mayor Sadiq Khan, however.
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