Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

May says Donald Trump told her to sue the European Union over Brexit

May says Donald Trump told her to sue the European Union over Brexit

President Trump advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to "sue" the European Union in the tense negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc, May said Sunday.

"We agreed today that as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union we will pursue an ambitious USA -U.K. trade deal", May said Friday at a news conference with Trump at Chequers, her country estate.

In the interview, Trump was very outspoken in his criticism towards the prime minister and her new plan for Brexit.

Mr Trump is due to face a press conference later in the day.

Trump called the Sun story "generally fine" but said that some of his remarks were left out.

"But interestingly, what the president also said at that press conference was 'don't walk away from negotiations, because then you're stuck"'.

"The relationship is further back than it was a few days ago", Dr. Jacob Parakilas, deputy head of the USA and Americas program at London-based think-tank Chatham House, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Friday.

Speaking at Chequers, Mr Trump told Mrs May "whatever you do is OK with me" on Brexit, but urged her to "make sure we can trade together".

"This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job", he said.

Trump said that the "special relationship" - "the highest level of special" - between the two countries is "a bond that is like no other".

The last of the thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Edinburgh have arrived at The Meadows, a park in the Scottish capital where a giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry orange baby is floating in the air.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of protesters marched against the U.S. president through central London, bringing much of the capital to a standstill.

"I think she found it maybe too brutal", said the president.

The president later travelled to Windsor Castle for tea with Queen Elizabeth.

He later flew to Scotland where he will stay at his Trump Turnberry golf course until Sunday when he heads to Helsinki for talks with Putin, with whom Trump said he would bring up the issue of nuclear disarmament.

Trump's first visit to the president has proved widely unpopular with a quarter of a million people, according to organizers, taking to the streets in London on Friday to speak out against his policies and rhetoric.

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