Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

The Hill: British lawmakers rip Trump for 'repulsive' rhetoric during United Kingdom trip

The Hill: British lawmakers rip Trump for 'repulsive' rhetoric during United Kingdom trip

Tens of thousands were expected to take part in a demonstration later in the day in London, as well as in other British cities.

US first lady Melania Trump, President Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May watch a live military performance ahead of a dinner in Oxfordshire, U.K., on Thursday.

US President Donald Trump said he apologised to Prime Minister Theresa May today over his bombshell interview with a British tabloid, in which he claimed she had ignored his advice on Brexit and praised former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's potential as a possible premier.

"Let's not forget that the hope of a quick trade deal with the United States was a significant factor in Theresa May's decision to invite Trump in the first place".

"Once the Brexit process is concluded-and perhaps the United Kingdom has left the European Union, I don't know, whatever you're going to do is okay with us", Trump said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the president "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much", adding that he said in the interview she "is a very good person" and that he "never said anything bad about her". "The trade is a little bit tricky".

"I wanted to make it very clear that, when Trump came to the country, that we don't agree with his policies", said Kimberley, 35, at the protests in central London.

"And President Trump has done very many interviews talking about me".

He also suggested that Boris Johnson, who resigned as foreign secretary this week over May's plans, would do a better job.

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Speaking to the Sun, Trump revealed that he'd been warned about the Trump baby blimp that would be flying above Parliament Square, saying: "I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London".

Trump first met May Thursday night and the pair spoke for about 90 minutes and attended a state dinner. "I think he is a great representative for your country".

However, he doubled down on his comments about Johnson, before adding that "this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job".

A much-ballyhooed balloon of Trump as a snarling baby in diapers flew over the houses of Parliament for a couple of hours, with hundreds of people cheering as it floated upward and organizers hoping to bring it to other stops on Trump's tour of Britain, especially Turnberry in Scotland, where he will play golf at his resort Saturday. "Let's go to a real network".

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Sun said the president had "essentially retracted" his claim that their interview was fake news.

The Prime Minister prefers a tightly-controlled approach to press conferences, delivering carefully-scripted lines to drive home her core message.

But he said he is not attacking Trump in response to the president's criticism.

Trump, who has linked his own election to the June 2016 referendum in which a slim majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union, complained, "The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on".

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