Just in time for the president to arrive in London after a tense NATO summit.
President Donald Trump just wreaked havoc at the NATO summit, and he’s keeping up his streak as he arrives in the United Kingdom.
Trump gave a combative interview to the Sun, a (Rupert Murdoch-owned) British tabloid. Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of Brexit, complicating an already dicey political situation for May who’s dealing with an unfolding political crisis of her a split within her party over negotiations to leave the European Union.
Trump sided with the “Brexit” hardliners, saying that those who want to see a “soft Brexit” — basically continued access to the EU’s single market — saying it would “kill” any deal with the US.
“If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal,” Trump told the Sun. “If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made.”
This really isn’t what May — who hosted Trump and his wife, Melania, for what seemed like a congenial dinner — needs right now, as her party threatens to fracture over Brexit negotiations.
Indeed, Trump couldn’t help throwing a few bombs into the UK’s fraught domestic politics. He complimented Boris Johnson — the former London mayor who quit his post as foreign secretary in protest over May’s Brexit negotiations — saying he was saddened that he was leaving government. “Well I am not pitting one against the other,” Trump said, when asked if Johnson could ever be prime minister. “I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he’s got what it …read more
Source:: Vox – All