Trump scuppers trade deal with United Kingdom under May's Brexit


The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they'll do but maybe they are taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for.

Interviewed before he left Brussels for the U.K, Trump accused May of ruining what her country stands to gain from its Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Donald Trump appeared to crush Theresa May's trade deal hopes this morning. -British trade deal and said he thought May's rival, Boris Johnson, would make "a great prime minister".

May is trying to unify her deeply divided Conservative Party behind her Brexit plans with some of her own lawmakers openly speaking of a leadership challenge.

Opponents of Donald Trump have inflated a balloon depicting the US President as an orange, snarling baby on the second day of his visit to the UK.

It "poured nitroglycerine on an already explosive political issue which threatens to destroy May and possibly even bring down her government", he said.

"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".

Former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner tweeted that it was "unprecedented to attack ally during state visit" and said Mr Trump was "out of control and an embarrassment".

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"But the other people who will be saying this is really good news for us are the "remainers" in the European Union, because when the United Kingdom delegation goes to Brussels next week to sell the idea that it's going to be really hard for the EU to resist the temptation to say to them 'look, you think dealing with us is hard, how do you feel about dealing with him?'"

A statement on its website reads, "We will make it clear to the British government that it's not OK to normalize Trump's agenda and the hate and fear it has sparked".

Despite the protests, Trump insisted ahead of his trip to the United Kingdom that he was well-liked in the country.

The visit is also being marked with protests in central London, as well as outside the USA ambassador's residence where the Trumps are staying, while others lined the streets in Blenheim holding placards.

A campaign is also underway to get "American Idiot", a 2004 song by the US punk rock band Green Day, to the top of the UK Singles Chart. May said in remarks during a banquet on Thursday with Mr. Trump at Blenheim Palace, Churchill's birthplace. Details from Trump's interview with the paper became public as Trump was attending a black-tie dinner with May to welcome him to Britain with pomp and pageantry. These will focus on relations with Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.

Trump then heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with Queen Elizabeth II.

He is then due to spend two days at golf courses he owns in Scotland before travelling to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The shadow policing minister, Labour MP Louise Haigh, said, "It has emerged that officers being accommodated in Essex are sleeping on cots in squash courts, 100 female officers with four toilets between them, likely to be sleeping on mats tonight, 300 male officers with five toilets between them".