In a Press Conference with Theresa May, the U.S. president Donald Trump has described his interview with The Sun as “fake news” and says it missed out his positive comments about Theresa May.
Donald Trump has said his relationship with Theresa May is “very, very strong”, just hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plan emerged.
President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged full cooperation on “reciprocal” trade and other issues on Friday, following Trump’s explosive interview which put May in even deeper political turmoil.
In a joint press conference, the two leaders touted the relationship between the U.S. and the U.K., and their commitment to work together on issues of national security, terrorism, border security and trade.
Trump, despite comments in an interview this week with The Sun, said that he supported whatever decision May comes to regarding Brexit.
“Thank you Prime Minister May for pursuing fair and reciprocal trade with the U.S. and once the Brexit process is concluded—and perhaps the U.K. has left the EU, I don’t know, whatever you’re going to do is okay with us,” Trump said. “Just make sure we can trade together. That’s all that matters.”
Trump acknowledged the level of difficulty of Brexit negotiations, saying they have not been “easy.”
The two leaders spoke as the U.K. decides how to make an exit from the European Union.
May said she and Trump came up with an “ambitious deal that works for both countries,” that would build on the U.K.’s independent trade policy.
Earlier, speaking at the PM’s Chequers retreat, Mr Trump said his first official UK visit was “really something”.
He did not respond to questions about an interview with the Sun, in which he said Mrs May’s plan would “probably kill” any US-UK trade deal.
Meanwhile, protesters have floated a blimp of Mr Trump as a baby in London.
It is part of a demonstration against the US president in Parliament Square, one of a number taking place across the UK on Friday.
More will follow.