British PM May could change her mind on Brexit: Conservative lawmaker

Jul 15, 2018, 02:23
British PM May could change her mind on Brexit: Conservative lawmaker

President Donald Trump pulled off a diplomatic backflip on Friday, reversing himself on trade, Brexit and his critical assessment of British PM Theresa May while insisting the US-UK relationship is "the highest level of special".

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

Earlier today Mr Trump heaped praise on Mrs May, but urged her to make sure that her Brexit deal lets Britain strike a trade agreement with the USA - saying, "That's all that matters".

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". Trump also said the prime minister "wrecked" Brexit after he told her how to do it, and again attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Europe generally for allowing migrants and "terrorists" into their borders.

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Trump also insisted on Friday that he did not criticize May during his interview and said the tabloid failed to include his praise of May in the article.

"I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong", she said.

Mr Khan said on Friday that he is not the one fanning the flames of the feud and he praised the "special relationship" between the United Kingdom and the US.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the USA will probably not be made". I think she's a terrific woman, and I think she's doing a terrific job. I didn't think they put it in, but that's all right. We get hit on trade, where they treat us badly, they have barriers against us trading and you know, strong barriers and tariffs, and we get hit on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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While inspecting the guard at Windsor, the Queen appeared to give direction to Mr Trump but then the president abruptly halted and she was forced to walk around him.

Organiser Daniel Jones, 26, a charity communications officer, said they were trying to make people laugh as well as making a serious point.

Police are expecting more than 100 protests across the country, including two large demonstrations in London today. And yes, the balloon was even approved by the City of London.

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