The Guardian: Trump suggested that Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan is not what people voted for. Asked if he had a message for the UK on Brexit, he said it was not for him to say. But he also said:
I’ve been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days and it seems to be turning a little bit differently, where they’re getting at least partially involved back with the European Union…
I would say Brexit is Brexit … The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that’s what they would do, but maybe they’re taking a little bit of a different route – I don’t know if that is what they voted for.
He just wanted “the people to be happy”, he said.He also said he would like to see the British “work it out so it could go quickly, whatever they work out”.
He claimed people liked him “a lot” in the UK because of his views on immigration. He said, “I think they like me a lot in the UK. I think they agree with me on immigration. I’m very strong on immigration. I made a point today. I said, ‘You’ve got to stop. You’re going to have a lot of problems. You see what’s going on through the world with immigration. I probably, at least partially, won an election because of immigration I think that’s why Brexit happened.” – Yesterday the Guardian published fresh polling showing what people in the UK do think of Trump. It shows that his assessment is wrong, and that overwhelmingly people in the UK view him negatively.
He said that he warned EU leaders at the Nato summit that they needed to take concerns about immigration more seriously. I told them today the EU, the European Union, better be very careful because immigration is taking over Europe and they better be very careful. He described the UK as a “hotspot”. He said, I’m going to a pretty hotspot right now, with a lot of resignations.
He insisted he was not bothered about the prospect of people protesting against him in the UK. There were always protests, he said. “I think it’s fine.”