Donald Trump has rolled back from his criticism of Theresa May, telling a joint press conference with the British prime minister that he supports a post-Brexit US trade deal with the United Kingdom, and that it was "fake news" to suggest otherwise.
On Brexit, he said: 'I would have done it much differently.
Speaking to the Sun, Trump revealed that he'd been warned about the Trump baby blimp that would be flying above Parliament Square, saying: "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".
While Trump allowed that May was "a nice person", he heaped praise on former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who quit this week as part of a cabinet shakeup over Brexit, and said he would make "a great prime minister".
'I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. "Bring a friend, if you have one", the socialist playwright penned in a note to the conservative prime minister.
Trump said he had made a suggestion to May on a negotiating tactic with Brussels that she had not taken because it was "maybe too brutal", but she could still use it if things took a turn for the worse.
"I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point". 'And so now that the details of the white paper are clear, the president and the prime minister will be able to discuss this in more detail'. "She's got a great and attractive grace about her".
Trump made the comments during a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
As for her not taking his advice on Brexit negotiations, Trump said it was merely a suggestion. "I do not think it's good for Europe, and it's not good for our country", he said.
Following an emergency session at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, the U.S. president said the other members have agreed an unprecedented increase in defence spending.
"Just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters", he said.
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He also said meeting the queen would be an experience Trump "will really cherish".
Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, Trump on Wednesday also turned a harsh spotlight on Germany's own ties to Russian Federation, alleging that a natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel's government "totally controlled" and "captive" to Russian Federation.
Earlier, activists floated a six-meter-high blimp outside parliament depicting the USA president as an orange, snarling diaper-wearing baby. "I love the United States but I love getting along with Russian Federation and China and other countries".
Trump first met May Thursday night and the pair spoke for about 90 minutes and attended a state dinner.
Relations had never been more special, he said, and any criticism was "fake news".
A senior USA administration official, though, said Trump was aggressive while meeting in private with the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, and said the United States will have a "reassessment" of commitments to the allies unless their defense budgets were raised, notes NBC.
He added that he would like to meet Mr Johnson while in the UK.
LONDON ― An enormous blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby throwing a temper tantrum set sail over the city Friday morning.
Trump said Khan had done "a bad job" on terrorism and crime in the capital.
Trump has always been a Brexit supporter and has expressed enthusiasm for a wide-ranging trade deal with Britain after Brexit, something heralded by eurosceptics as being one of the great benefits of exiting the bloc.
May's office said it would not comment on The Sun article during a greeting with Trump and May at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to review a military exercise.
"The relationship is very, very strong, we have a very good relationship", Trump said.