Trump denies criticising Theresa May in United Kingdom newspaper interview

Blanche Robertson
July 13, 2018

A trade deal with the U.S. is the jewel in the crown for supporters of Brexit, with improved access to massive American markets one of the most tangible possible benefits of leaving the EU.

Mrs May will host Mr Trump and his wife Melania at a lavish dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening.

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

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

The agenda for Trump and May on Friday includes discussion on relations with Russian Federation, ahead of a summit in Finland on Monday between Trump and President Vladimir Putin.

Seated alongside the Prime Minister, Mr Trump appeared ready to adopt a more conciliatory tone as he sat down for talks at Chequers in Buckinghamshire. "Today we are talking trade and we are talking military".

Late previous year, May herself criticised Trump for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group, and the speaker of parliament has said the president would not be welcome to address the chamber.

He arrived in the United Kingdom after causing a firestorm at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels when he threatened to pull the U.S. out of the alliance unless other nations stumped up extra cash.

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Gallup had Bush in the mid- to high-90s among Republicans through much of 2002 , peaking at 98 percent at multiple points. There may be some other weird explanation for Trump's comments - or he might have just made it up on the spot.

Mr Trump's son Eric has arrived in Scotland for a golfing visit to Trump International Golf Links at Menie, Aberdeenshire, and Trump Turnberry, near Girvan, South Ayrshire. It was an incredible two days.

Opposition lawmakers, backed by an online petition signed by almost 1.9 million people, called on May to cancel the state visit, which is estimated to cost between £8m and £10m in security and policing.

"It takes two to tango, and I'm not tweeting President Trump or saying beastly things about him", Khan said, according to iTV. "We spoke for an hour or an hour and a half and it was really something". "And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger", he tells the Commander-in-Chief. "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Dawn Butler, an lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party with responsibility for women and equalities, told TIME: "Theresa May has failed to be a critical friend to Trump". And that is fine. "But it is too bad what is going on", the president said.

And to make matters worse, he poured praise on the very man who is the biggest thorn in the Prime Minister's side and who many expect eventually to challenge her for the job - former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Trump thanked May for "pursuing fair and reciprocal trade" with the U.S.

The US president said he would have done the Brexit negotiations "much differently" and claimed the Prime Minister did not listen to his advice, in an interview with The Sun.

The trip coincides with a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves next March.

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