May tries to limit damage after Trump's Brexit attack


Trump's visit comes at a time of political turmoil for the embattled British prime minister, who is fending off criticism over her plans for a "soft Brexit".

In retrospect, British Prime Minister Theresa May might wonder whether this was really the best week for a visit from Donald Trump. Trump added "I know it's politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud". And I said tremendous things.

She said: 'How bad is it when there are leaders in place who have his ideology and makes decisions that are just flawed for the world.

"When we leave the European Union we will begin to chart a new course for Britain in the world and our global alliances will be stronger than ever", May said ahead of Trump's visit.

Trump told The Sun newspaper that May's plan for Brexit had probably killed off the chance of a U.S.

Trump told the newspaper he had advised May on how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me".

Mr Trump described Brexit as a "very tough situation. between the borders and the entries into the countries and all of the things", saying: "The only thing I ask is that she work it out so that we can have very even trade".

May about how she should negotiate with the European Union but he didn't say what he'd advised.

However, while Trump and May exchanged warm words, tens of thousands of protesters marched against the US president through central London, bringing much of the British capital to a standstill.

"We have left North Atlantic Treaty Organisation with more money, more spirit, more unity than even before", Trump said.

LANGFITT: I think - May didn't go into great detail here.

Relations had never been more special, he said, and any criticism was "fake news". "When the president speaks about immigration, you will repeatedly hear him put it in the sense of a threat, a security threat specifically, and that's also how he framed it when he was talking about it in Europe".

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"The UK has a proud history of welcoming people who are fleeing persecution to our country", she said.

The Mirror goes large with a picture of the U.S. president posing somewhat smugly in Winston Churchill's armchair, and asks how dare he take the distinguished seat after insulting "our country", embarrassing "our Queen", humiliating "our PM".

May made clear her differences with Trump on the issue, saying the United Kingdom.

Earlier, Mr Trump said he and Mrs May had spoken for an hour-and-a-half at the black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, which he attended with his wife Melania.

Protests are also planned at locations including Windsor, where Trump will meet with Queen Elizabeth II. But Trump tried to make it up to May on Friday, repeating over and over that she was a "tough negotiator", - a high form of praise from the author of "The Art of the Deal".

Trump and May, who were seen holding hands while strolling around the country estate as farm animals brayed in the distance, differed in both substance and style in the news conference.

Queen Elizabeth II has met every U.S. president since 1952, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson.

"I think it has been very bad, for Europe ..."

The Trumps European trip continues with a weekend trip to Scotland before arriving in Helsinki, Finland, for a highly anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He also refused to take a question from CNN, saying: "CNN is fake news, I don't take questions from fake news". You take a look at your hospital in London, you know what I'm talking about, with all of the terrible things going on there with all of the crime that's being brought in.

Ms. May also tried to right the ship, pointing out repeatedly that Mr. Trump now agreed with her that a trade deal with the US will be possible under her strategy.