United Kingdom pound falls, politicians reel after Trump broadside

Erika Holt
July 15, 2018

Such harsh public criticism by a sitting US president of a British prime minister while on a visit to the United Kingdom publicly undermines May in her party, her country and overseas. "The only thing I ask of Theresa is that we make sure we can trade, that we don't have any restrictions, because we want to trade with the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom wants to trade with us". "It's just Trump we have a problem with".

She had used the Blenheim black tie dinner with political and business leaders to press Mr Trump on the benefits of a free trade deal after Brexit.

Mr Trump said he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from the Sun newspaper article, which quoted him saying Ms May's strategy would kill such an agreement.

But he admitted he was not well informed on the issue, saying: "I don't think anybody should listen to me because I haven't really focused on it very much".

"I actually told Theresa May how to do [Brexit], but she didn't agree".

Parakilas said this will do something to fix the diplomatic fences knocked down by the content of The Sun interview.

Another demonstrator called Misa held a sign supporting Stormy Daniels - the adult film star who claims she had an affair with the president - in the wake of her "politically motivated" arrest. He also argued he now knows May much better, calling their relationship at the "highest level of special". And I said tremendous things.

May likewise glossed over the comments in The Sun.

Trump thanked May for "pursuing fair and reciprocal trade" with the U.S.

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A few entered into a healthy exchange of views, but for the most part, this was an anti-Trump day.

"Boris Johnson I think would be a great prime minister", he said.

While diapered Trump flew over Parliament in London, President Donald Trump treated Brits to one of his Fake News tantrums at Chequers, the country estate of the prime ministers, baring his teeth at reporters on scene from CNN, and NBC. "I think the strategy here is for him to put out a bunch of statements, some of which are contradictory and some of which are nonsensical so that subsequently he can go back and pick the ones that are most useful at some future point and refer people to that".

Trump also claimed Khan - with whom he has clashed in the past - has "done a very bad job on terrorism".

Late past year, May herself criticized Trump for retweeting a message by a member of a British far-right group, and the speaker of parliament has said the president would not be welcome to address the chamber.

After this, Trump will go to have tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

He will stay in Scotland until Sunday when he heads to Helsinki for talks with Russia's Putin.

Matthew Bonner, one of the organizers, says "depicting Trump as a baby is a great way of targeting his fragile ego, and mocking him is our main motivation".

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