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President Trump unleashes on British leader - and it’s really bad

13 July 2018, 12:06 | Erica Roy

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Donald Trump has warned Theresa May's Brexit plan will "kill" any future USA trade deal in bombshell comments as the President met the British prime minister in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Trump landed in London on Thursday afternoon for a four-day visit that includes tea with the Queen at Windsor Palace, a black-tie dinner at Winston Churchill's birthplace and a few rounds of golf in Scotland.

The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain.

The UK government has insisted it's in the European Union's best interests to grant it a souped-up agreement on data post-Brexit and wants to start talks now.

So paradoxically, Brexiters hate May's plan to nearly stay in the EU's single market for goods and food, because it gives what they see as too much power to the European Union to boss the UK's rules and regulations, whereas Brussels dislikes it because they see the EU's sovereignty eroded.

Nigel Farage was questioned on whether he had "wound up" Mr Trump about Brexit on BBC's This Week and said: 'We've had the odd chat about it, I like to have a chat with them (Team Trump)'.

"While the paper provides an indication that the United Kingdom wants to participate in pan-EU programmes in areas such as science and research, there continue to be too many unknowns on issues such as whether the UK's proposals can deliver continued use of the European Arrest Warrant and what they mean for the future migration of people", Ms Hyslop said.

Ms May made a direct pitch for a trade deal with Washington, praising the friendship between the two allies, glossing over Mr Trump's previous remarks that Britain was a "hot spot" in turmoil over Brexit.

He also said that he "would have done it much differently", referring to the Brexit plan.

"She didn't agree, she didn't listen to me", he told The Sun.

He added that former foreign secretary Boris Johnson would make a "great prime minister", saying "I think he's got what it takes".

"Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States", Trump said.

"I am not pitting one against the other. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism", the president said. "I mean, the list goes on", he said. I have just been hearing this over the last three days.

Most of the protests against Trump have taken aim and his anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as his administration's policy of separating undocumented parents and children who cross the USA border.

The biggest protests are set for Friday, when demonstrators plan to march through central London and float a huge balloon depicting Mr Trump as a baby in diapers over the Houses of Parliament.

"I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you'd like". I haven't been there in a long time.

"The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".

On Thursday night, several protesters gathered outside Winfield House, where Trump is staying, banging pots and blowing vuvuzelas in the hopes of keeping him awake.

Continuing his bitter and unfounded attacks against Khan, he blamed the mayor for the recent spate of terrorist attacks in London.

Khan earlier urged Londoners to keep Friday's main protest "peaceful and good-spirited", saying the message went broader than Trump.

"I think he would be a great prime minister".

It "delivers on the instruction we delivered loud and clear from the British people to take back control", he added.

Britain is now part of the EU's single market - which allows for the frictionless flow of goods and services among the 28 member states - and its tariff-free customs union for goods.

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