Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trump, May set for day of meetings after searing interview

Trump, May set for day of meetings after searing interview

He played down his criticisms Friday, saying that with regard to May's Brexit approach: "Whatever you do is okay with us." .

Bringing chaos with him as he moves across Europe, President Donald Trump's pomp-filled welcome to Britain was overshadowed on Friday by an explosive interview in which the president blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London's mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was "losing its culture" because of immigration.

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged full cooperation on trade and other issues Friday, easing tensions following Trump's explosive interview in which he criticized her handling of "Brexit" and called into question a USA -U.K. trade deal.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, and her husband, Philip May, stand on the steps in the Great Court to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards perform a ceremonial welcome.

Trump's visit to Britain followed two days of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, where the US president shook up the conference with rhetoric about other members failing to meet fiscal defense requirements, the possibility that he could end the United States' 70-year membership in the alliance and Germany being "captive" to Russian energy. Activist Leo Murray told the Associated Press that city officials "originally told us that they didn't recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest".

However as he arrived for a working lunch with the British prime minister he said they had "probably never developed a better relationship" than during last night's dinner at Blenheim Palace.

Trump claimed member nations had agreed to boost their defense budgets significantly and reaffirmed - after days of griping that the U.S. was being taken advantage of by its allies - that the USA remains faithful to the accord.

Trump slammed the "soft Brexit plan" while speaking at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels yesterday, saying it is "not what people voted for". "USA deal is off!" the Sun's front page screamed in capital letters.

Trump also warned May in the interview that any future trade deal with Britain will not be likely if Britain has a soft exit from the European Union.

Another Twitter user re-jigged the lyrics to Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again", writing: "Looking back on when we first met, I cannot escape and I cannot forget, Donald, you're the one, You still turn me on, You can hold my hand again".

A statement on its website reads, "We will make it clear to the British government that it's not OK to normalize Trump's agenda and the hate and fear it has sparked".

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They will also visit Trinity College , where they will see the Book of Kells, one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures. At the end of season seven, Meghan's character Wednesday Patrick Adams' character Mike Ross.

"Unsurprisingly this was all too much for sterling to handle and cable (sterling) dropped below 1.32, while GBPEUR (pound against the euro) also dove below 1.13". He obviously likes me, and says very good things about me. He said Boris Johnson, May's now ex-foreign secretary, "would be a great prime minister".

"I would have done it much differently". I think she is a nice person.

- Later in the evening Mr Trump will head to Scotland for the weekend. He accused Germany, a frequent target of his ire, of being "totally controlled" by Russian Federation and prompted an emergency session of the alliance with his demands for increased defense spending.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.

Khan is a member of the opposition Labour party.

"Where are your manners, Mr President?" tweeted Universities Minister Sam Gyimah.

He added that he would like to meet Mr Johnson while in the UK.

However, just before their meeting at May's country home, Chequers, both leaders emphasized to reporters the "special relationship" between the US and United Kingdom.

But there was some support for Trump's remarks from supporters of what is known as a "hard Brexit".

After what media described as Trump's "tantrum", he told reporters that the other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members had "agreed to substantially up their commitment" and everyone was "very happy".

Reaction from May's government was circumspect - and remained hopeful.

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