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Trump Says May’s Brexit Plan Would Kill U.K.-U.S. Trade Deal

Posted July 13, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Associated Press)

U.S. President Donald Trump lobbed a verbal hand grenade into Theresa May’s carefully constructed plans for Brexit, saying that the British leader had wrecked the country’s exit from the European Union and likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States.

Trump, who is making his first presidential visit to Britain, told the Sun newspaper he had advised May on how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

“She should negotiate the best way she knows how. But it is too bad what is going on,” the president said.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid published an interview with Trump as May was hosting him at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Britain’s World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill — the leader who coined the term “special relationship” for the trans-Atlantic bond. Click here to read more.

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