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

Trump, May show united front after candid tabloid interview

Trump, May show united front after candid tabloid interview

In an interview with the newspaper The Sun, published late Thursday, he undercut Prime Minister Theresa May on several fronts. The president's searing critiques of the prime minister and her "soft" Brexit plan sent immediate shockwaves across United Kingdom.

A spokesman for The Sun said in a statement provided to the Press Association: "We stand by our reporting and the quotes we used-including those where the president was positive about the prime minister, in both the paper and in our audio-and we're delighted that the president essentially retracted his original charge against the paper later in the press conference".

The "millions and millions of people" who are immigrating to Europe is "very, very sad", Trump said, telling The Sun that "allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame".

The president repeated his belief that immigration in Europe had caused terrorism and was eroding culture. I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister.

May, in contrast, praised immigration for the benefits it had brought to the UK.

Trump, in a series of tweets from Brussels, said that, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation".

The London mayor said he was unsure why the US President was "singling him out".

Donald Trump has arrived at Chequers and appears to be on the charm offensive after his explosive interview.

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Pervez Musharraf, who abrogated the constitution of Pakistan twice, remains at large and no one has the power to bring him back. The ousted premier, who can be seen sitting in an aeroplane in the video, further urged the people of Pakistan to support him.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, though, said the discussion "made NATO stronger", as it "created a new sense of urgency".

Downing Street had hinted in advance they were expecting a more emollient tone from the president. May will be able to remain in power in the wake of a rebellion in her government over Britain's "Brexit" break with the European Union, and the resignation of her foreign secretary Boris Johnson, he had nothing good to say about her chances.

Just hours before his first official visit to the UK, Mr Trump warned the soft-Brexit deal thrashed out by Mrs May could kill a major trade relationship with the U.S., claiming he would "absolutely" be prepared to walk away if it went ahead.

"I would have done it much differently".

TRUMP: "I told people that I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their commitments very substantially because the United States has been paying a tremendous amount, probably 90 percent of the costs of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". "But maybe they're taking a little bit of a different route, so I don't know if that's what they voted for". She was hoping to win over critics of her Brexit proposal with the release of a 104-page document outlining details of the plan.

"It was not the deal that was in the referendum". 'And so now that the details of the white paper are clear, the president and the prime minister will be able to discuss this in more detail'.

"As he said in his interview with the Sun she "is a very good person" and he "never said anything bad about her".

When asked if there was any way for relations with the Kremlin to improve while Russian Federation continues to occupy Crimea, which it annexed 2014, Trump said: "Yes, I think so".

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