Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Donald Trump attacks Brexit plan and says Britons ‘like me a lot’

Donald Trump attacks Brexit plan and says Britons ‘like me a lot’

Trump, who is making his first presidential visit to Britain, told the Sun newspaper he had advised May on how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me".

Debate in the U.K. Parliament's lower house was formally suspended for five minutes Thursday, when the announcement of a key policy paper on the nation's planned exit from the European Union descended into chaos after members of parliament complained they hadn't received copies of the document.

May's plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way". "Now he might not like the current President, but I represent the United States", he said.

Extracts of Mr Davis's alternative White Paper, published on the ConservativeHome website, show that the former Brexit secretary was planning a "Canada plus plus plus" free trade deal based on mutual recognition of independent systems of regulation.

"The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much".

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand together with U.S. President Donald Trump and first Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain on July 12, 2018. The Swiss would like to improve their relationship with the European Union, and are in a similar situation to post-Brexit Britain as regards dispute resolution.

While the White House had previously denied the president's schedule in London was meant to keep him away from the protests, Trump admitted as much in an interview with the British-owned tabloid "The Sun".

"I would have done it much differently".

"You know I've been reading a lot on Brexit over the last couple of days and its seems to be turning a little bit differently where they're getting at least partially involved back with the European Union", he said. And that is fine.

The White Paper fleshes out the negotiating position agreed by Mrs May's cabinet after a meeting at her country residence, Chequers, last Friday.

"I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point".

"It's been a very hard week for the British government but from an Irish perspective and an European Union perspective we have been watching on and what you'll see is the European Union taking this seriously now", he said.

Trump also said in the interview that he "never said anything bad about" May, after The Washington Post reported that Trump thinks of the leader as a "bossy schoolteacher".

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has landed on Air Force One at Stansted Airport for his first official United Kingdom visit since his election - just hours after declaring himself a "very stable genius" whom Britons "like a lot". I think the immigration, allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.

"I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism".

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". But I told her how to do it.

"The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route - I don't know if that is what they voted for".

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".

Raab took over as minister in charge of Brexit negotiations on Monday, a day after his predecessor David Davis resigned over his disagreement with May's plans to negotiate a "common rulebook for all goods" in a combined customs territory.

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