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Trump Holds Presser With British PM Theresa May Amid Tensions

14 July 2018

"I would say I would give our relationship in terms of grade the highest level of special", Trump said.

Donald Trump increased domestic pressure on Theresa May and "tore apart" the Brexit deal she was hoping for during his visit to the United Kingdom, a former adviser to the British Prime Minister said Friday.

"There will be a lot of people who voted to leave who share his concerns that perhaps, if we go down in detail the way that the white paper implies, it would make it extremely hard to have independent, free-trade deals with other countries", she said during an interview with FOX Business' Liz Claman on Friday.

Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM's Brexit plan would "probably kill" a UK-US trade deal.

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)'.

In an interview with the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, Trump became the latest critic of May's Brexit plans, which foresee a closer relationship with the European Union (EU) after Britain leaves the 28-member economic bloc next year, than many hard-Brexit supporters are demanding.

The President said: "This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job".

"Brexit is about whether, for centuries to come, we are to be an independent, sovereign, democratic nation that stands on its own two feet, makes its own laws, controls its own borders, and does its own bilateral deals around the world", the veteran MEP told Breitbart News Network Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.

"It would be better if [the London Mayor] stopped engaging in this war against Donald Trump and got on with ... dealing with the crisis in crime", Farage said, pointing to the vicious attack on former British ambassador to the U.S. Sir Christopher Meyer Wednesday, which took place at one of the capital's major railway stations in broad daylight.

"I think it just piles pressure on the Prime Minister domestically amongst those people who don't like the deal that she's proposed already". "Standing beside her today, he told a very different story". "As he said in his interview with The Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her, '" the White House responded. "She didn't listen to me". "She said: "Don't worry, it's only the press".

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of protesters marched against the U.S. president through central London, bringing much of the capital to a standstill.

Trump changed his position from the criticism in The Sun interview. It was one of the more than 100 demonstrations planned across the country during his four-day stay. But it didn't put in what I said about the Prime Minister.

Trump has also frequently angered British politicians and has been involved in social media spats with London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan who Trump said had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

"All of you remember", he said to reporters.

After leaving the Chequers, Trump travelled to Windsor Castle to have tea with Queen Elizabeth. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister.

Trump Holds Presser With British PM Theresa May Amid Tensions