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But there was still a lot of confusion.

Mr Trump added: "I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel". "She should negotiate the best way she knows how, but it's too bad what's going on".

Trump also said he was going to steer clear of the protests in London, which was said to reach up to 200,000 protesters.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand together with U.S. President Donald Trump and first Lady Melania Trump at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, where they are attending a dinner with specially invited guests and business leaders, near Oxford, Britain on July 12, 2018.

"I can fully understand why she thought it was a little bit tough and maybe someday she will do that".

The president also took the opportunity to express his "great love for countries in Europe", but claimed that allowing in refugees fleeing conflict and starvation was causing the continent to lose its culture. Although Trump has said this practice will be stopped, thousands of children remain separated from their parents and face great difficulty locating their relatives.

"You can't walk away but you can do other things". They can not actually agree to anything until they leave the European Union.

It all made for a perplexing and politically tricky visit for Ms.

May sidestepped a reporter's question about whether she felt undermined by Trump's reported comments on her Brexit plan. The proposal has infuriated hardline Brexit MPs.

Concerning Brexit, Trump said, "I would have done it much differently".

"It was not the deal that was in the referendum". The U.S. can not negotiate a trade deal with the United Kingdom until that date Theresa May cited, which is in 2019. "I think you are losing your culture".

"Maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route [on Brexit], so I don't know if that's what they voted for", he told a press conference after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

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GMB/status/1017669404115587077?"Of course we stand shoulder to shoulder in adversity, and it was really comforting when Americans sent messages of support when we had terrorist attack a year ago", Khan said, "but when we think you're wrong we should say you're wrong - that's what a special relationship is all about". "And that is fine".

Meanwhile, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said the Prime Minister May "should be standing up to [Mr Trump]" after he "slagged her off", instead of holding his hand.

The interview was seized upon by Ms.

In his interview with The Sun, Trump slammed May over her "soft" Brexit plan, which has put May's standing as the head of the Conservative Party in jeopardy.

By Friday afternoon, Mr. Trump appeared to backtrack, saying he'd had an opportunity to learn more about Ms.

At a press conference later in the grounds of the PM's country residence, Mr Trump insisted he "didn't criticise" the Prime Minister and hit out at "fake news". "He's been very nice to me".

However, the demonstrations should not be taken seriously, according to Steve Hilton, a former director of strategy for David Cameron, who was prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He quickly pointed to Ms.

"This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job", he said. He also offered Ms.

May, likewise, glossed over the comments in the Sun, saying her deal provided a platform for an ambitious free trade deal.

Protesters are set to fly the Baby Trump blimp over Parliament on Friday when Trump will not be in town.

Trump also claimed that the White House press team would release the tape proving he did not criticize May, but when Yahoo News contacted the press shop for a copy of the tape, they did not release it.