A day after criticizing Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa Might, U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned his relationship with the U.Okay. was higher than ever.
Talking at a joint media convention on Friday, Trump mentioned Might is an “unbelievable girl” who’s “doing a improbable job” as prime minister.
His feedback come after an interview with the Solar newspaper, the place the president blasted Might’s plan for Britain’s exit from the European Union, referred to as Brexit.
However Trump says he’s gotten to know Might a lot better over a number of days of conferences and socializing this week and says: “I feel she’s a terrific girl.”
From criticizing European immigration to praising former U.Okay. international secretary Boris Johnson, listed here are some highlights from the media convention.
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Trump on commerce, Brexit
Trump mentioned he didn’t criticize the prime minister, however praised her.
“I didn’t criticize the prime minister, I’ve acquired quite a lot of respect for the prime minister,” Trump mentioned. “Sadly, there was a narrative that was finished which was usually effective but it surely didn’t put in what I mentioned in regards to the prime minister and I mentioned an incredible factor,” he mentioned. “It’s known as pretend information.”
Trump mentioned no matter Might does “is OK with us” so long as the U.S. and Britain can commerce collectively, including, “that’s all that issues.”
Might likewise glossed over the feedback.
“We agreed at the moment that because the U.Okay. leaves the European Union we are going to pursue an formidable U.S.-U.Okay. free-trade settlement,” she mentioned. “The Chequers settlement reached final week offers the platform for Donald and me to pursue an formidable deal that works for each international locations proper throughout our economies.”
Trump says U.S. has ‘highest stage of particular’ ties with Britain
Through the media convention, Trump mentioned his relationship with the Might and the U.Okay. has by no means been stronger following his go to.
“I’d say I’d give our relationship when it comes to grade the very best stage of particular,” Trump mentioned.
“We begin off with particular, I’d give our relationship with the U.Okay. and now particularly after this two days together with your prime minister I’d say the very best stage of particular. Am I allowed to go greater than that? I’m undecided but it surely’s the very best stage of particular.”
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Trump on Russia, Crimea
Trump is ready to satisfy with Russian President Vladimir Putin after his four-day go to to Britain. He was requested how he would cope with the Crimea state of affairs. Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory in 2014.
“President Obama failed very badly with Crimea,” Trump mentioned. “I don’t assume he would have finished that if I had been president. This was an Obama catastrophe.
“Crimea was one other unhealthy hand I took over. We are going to have a look at that identical to I’m taking a look at many different disasters that I’ve taken over. I’ve taken over quite a lot of unhealthy arms and I’m fixing them one after the other — and I understand how to repair them.”
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Trump on immigration
Throughout Trump’s interview with the Solar, he mentioned he felt Britain was “shedding its tradition” due to immigration. When he was requested about this on the media convention, Trump reaffirmed his comment and mentioned: “It’s been very unhealthy for Europe.”
“I feel Europe is a spot I do know very effectively, and I feel that what has occurred may be very robust. It’s a really robust state of affairs. I imply, you see the identical terror assaults that I do. We see them so much,” Trump mentioned.
“I feel it’s altering the tradition, it’s a really adverse factor for Europe. I do know it’s politically not essentially right to say that, however I’ll say it loud.”
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Trump on Boris Johnson
Throughout Trump’s controversial interview with the Solar, he mentioned he thinks Johnson, who resigned as U.Okay.’s international secretary on Monday, could be an ideal prime minister.
“He’d be an ideal prime minister, he’s been very good to me, he’s been saying superb issues about me as president, I feel he thinks I’m doing an ideal job. I’m doing an ideal job.”
Nevertheless, Trump additionally confused that Might is an “unbelievable girl” who’s doing a “improbable job.”
— With recordsdata from Reuters
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