Trump backtracks on May comments saying ‘she’s very smart, very tough’

GETTYMrs May was handed letters of resignation by her Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary

GETTYMrs May was handed letters of resignation by her Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary

"He is thankful for the wonderful welcome from the prime minister here in the United Kingdom".

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal", Trump had said.

"We're told he wants the presidential bed aboard Air Force One to be larger and more comfortable - more like the executive livery package on his personal plane than the current, couch-like sleeping configuration aboard Air Force One", according to Axios.

He said: "We have enough difficulty with the European Union". Interviewed before he left Brussels for the UK, Trump had accused May of ruining what her country stands to gain from its Brexit vote.

The timing of the comments added to the awkwardness.

Relations with the USA are a high priority for the prime minister's trade policy.

Trump also heaped praise on Johnson, May's nemesis who resigned over the "soft Brexit" blueprint on Monday, suggesting he would "make a great Prime Minister".

"I used to love London as a city", Trump told The Sun newspaper.

He added: "I would have done it much differently. She wanted to go a different route", Trump said, adding that May "didn't listen". "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the frightful things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in". And that is fine. May about how she should negotiate with the European Union but he didn't say what he'd advised.

Tottenham MP Mr Lammy said the president knows full well that Mr Khan is not responsible for the attacks.

In another blow to May, Trump said her now ex-foreign secretary "would be a great prime minister".

The president, however, did not back down from the controversial comments he made about immigration in the Sun interview, calling the influx of migrants a "very negative thing for Europe" during Friday's remarks.

"I love the United States but I love getting along with Russian Federation and China and other countries". I have just been hearing this over the last three days.

Speaking in Westport, Co Mayo, he said: "It's not that we think that's a likely scenario ... but we think it's prudent that every member state should plan for the worst".

Protests have been held in Wales over the visit of US President Donald Trump.

"This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job", he said. On Friday, several thousand people marched through central London to Trafalgar Square in protest against Mr. Trump's presence in Britain.

"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".

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

The interview was so surprising, Trump's press officer Sarah Sanders issued a statement overnight Thursday to clarify the president's attitude toward May.

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