Trump blasts May's Brexit strategy on United Kingdom visit

Trump blasts May's Brexit strategy on United Kingdom visit

And that is fine.

May is facing a rebellion by Brexit hardliners over the proposals, including the resignation of Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis this week, although moderates and big businesses have been supportive.

"It's an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the UK and right across the United States".

His comments came at the end of a tumultuous few days for May, during which two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next March.

Downing Street has not yet reacted to Trump's remarks, the BBC reported.

After it was published, Whitehouse spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the President "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much", adding that he had "never said anything bad about her".

She pressed Trump about the deal on Thursday at a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Britain s World War II leader Winston Churchill.

But Trump poured cold water on May s offer. "Now, for the benefit of all our people, let us work together to build a more prosperous future", she said.

On Thursday night, hundreds of demonstrators chanted outside the US ambassador's residence where Trump was staying on the outskirts of London, providing a preview of the forceful protests expected on Friday. Trump attended the summit, where he provoked a crisis session to force allies to raise their defence spending.

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Melania will accompany her husband for most of the week-long European trip, which began in Brussels at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and ends in Helsinki where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, but she will have her own solo events and agenda.

The President and his wife will travel to Windsor on Friday afternoon to meet the Queen, before flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at Trump's Turnberry golf resort which will be private.

The Irish-born publican has reportedly taken particular dislike to controversial plans to fly a giant baby-shaped balloon bearing Trump's features above Britain's parliament on Friday morning.

The balloon was authorised by Khan, who has crossed swords with Trump several times after the president posted factually incorrect messages over a series of terror attacks in Britain in 2017.

President Donald Trump said he felt "unwelcome" in London after its mayor, Sadiq Khan, permitted a 20-foot-tall angry "Trump Baby" blimp depicting him to be flown during his visit to the United Kingdom this week. Late a year ago, May criticised him for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group and the speaker of Britain's parliament has said Trump would not be welcome to address it.

Conservative Party leader Cllr Hudspeth said Mr Trump described the PM as "a fantastic woman who's doing a fantastic job", and the focus on Oxfordshire benefitted the local economy and tourism.

"I know Londoners are resolutely opposed to the politics of fear and despair. How can we roll out the red carpet for someone who stands for everything we stand against?" said academic Emily Jones, 40, one of those protesting outside Blenheim Palace.

"But having a special relationship means that we expect the highest standards from each other, and it also means speaking out when we think the values we hold dear are under threat".

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