Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

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Picture caption Mr Trump's interview comes as protesters - each anti and pro-Trump - put together to march on Friday

Theresa Might and Donald Trump are holding talks at her nation retreat Chequers, following his controversial feedback on the PM's Brexit plan.

In an interview with the Sun, Mr Trump stated the PM's plan would "in all probability kill" any commerce cope with the US.

However on Friday, he stated he and Mrs Might had "in all probability by no means developed a greater relationship" than throughout this journey - his first to the UK as president.

In the meantime, an enormous blimp of Mr Trump as a child is floating in central London.

It's a part of an indication in Parliament Sq., one in every of many resulting from happen throughout the UK on Friday.

In his interview with the Solar, Mr Trump additionally stated that former Overseas Secretary Boris Johnson - who disagrees with the PM on Brexit and resigned this week - would make a "nice prime minister", including "I feel he is received what it takes".

He additionally renewed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over final yr's terror assaults in London, saying he had accomplished "a horrible job".

Downing Road has not but reacted to Mr Trump's remarks, however Chancellor Philip Hammond stated the talks might be "very constructive".

Theresa Might has been making the case for a US free commerce deal, and says Brexit is an "unprecedented alternative" to create jobs within the UK and US.

The US president and his spouse, Melania, got a pink carpet reception at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on Thursday night.

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Media captionMays greet Trumps for UK black-tie dinner

They have been at a black-tie dinner with Mrs Might as information broke of his interview with the newspaper, which stated it was carried out whereas he was in Brussels.

After it was revealed, White Home spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stated the president "likes and respects Prime Minister Might very a lot", including that he had "by no means stated something dangerous about her".

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Picture caption Protesters close to Blenheim Palace making their emotions recognized on Thursday

Mr Trump - who has been a long-time supporter of Brexit - informed The Solar that the UK's blueprint for its post-Brexit relations with the EU was "a a lot totally different deal than the individuals voted on".

He stated the Brexit proposals Mrs Might and her cupboard thrashed out on the PM's nation home Chequers final week "would in all probability finish a serious commerce relationship with the USA."

"We now have sufficient problem with the European Union," he stated, saying the EU has "not handled america pretty on buying and selling".

'I informed Might the way to do it'

He additionally stated Mrs Might had not listened to his recommendation on find out how to do a Brexit deal, saying: "I might have achieved it a lot in another way.

"I truly advised Theresa Might find out how to do it however she did not agree, she did not take heed to me. She needed to go a unique route," he stated.

Tom Newton Dunn, the Solar journalist who interviewed Mr Trump, stated the US president appeared "delicate" and knew concerning the "Trump child" inflatable.

"He is actually fairly stung by the criticism he is been getting," stated Mr Newton Dunn. "He knew all concerning the child blimp. I feel it harm him."

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Media captionThe Solar journalist who interviewed Donald Trump says the president "actually cares" what individuals in Britain consider him.

The BBC's political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, stated Mr Trump's interview had "pushed a bulldozer" via Mrs Might's declare that the UK would be capable of get respectable commerce offers with the broader world, whereas sticking to the EU guidelines.

However Overseas Workplace minister Sir Alan Duncan stated issues had "moved on" since Mr Trump's interview - which was carried out earlier than he arrived within the UK - and the temper at Thursday night time's dinner was "fantastically constructive and did focus quite a bit on commerce".

The federal government doesn't see Mr Trump's behaviour as "impolite", stated Sir Alan, including: "Donald Trump is a controversialist. That is his fashion."

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan defended his determination to permit the enormous Trump child inflatable to fly over London, saying: "The concept we restrict the appropriate to protest as a result of it'd trigger offence to a overseas chief is a slippery slope".

And, responding to Mr Trump's criticism of his response to terrorism, Mr Khan stated it was "fascinating" that he "just isn't criticising the mayors of different cities" which have additionally skilled terror assaults.

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Media captionSadiq Khan, Mayor of London: "It isn't for me to be the censor"

In the meantime, Shadow Overseas Secretary Emily Thornberry stated the PM "must be standing as much as [Mr Trump]" after he "slagged her off", as an alternative of holding his hand.

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Picture caption Mr Trump briefly held Mrs Might's hand as they went up the steps

Mr Trump's feedback got here on the identical day the UK authorities revealed its proposal for its long-term relationship with the EU.

The plan is aimed toward making certain commerce co-operation, with no exhausting border for Northern Eire, and international commerce offers for the UK. Mrs Might stated the plan "completely delivers on the Brexit we voted for".

However after ministers reached an settlement on the plan at Chequers every week in the past, main Brexiteers Boris Johnson and David Davis resigned from the cupboard.

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Media captionA few of Mr Trump's supporters and protesters have been explaining their motivation

Mrs Might and Mr Trump are watching a joint counter-terrorism train by British and US particular forces at a army base.

The pair will then journey to Chequers - the PM's nation residence in Buckinghamshire - for talks additionally being attended by Overseas Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Media captionSeven issues President Trump might study from the Queen

Additional safety is in place to police protests deliberate for the second day of Mr Trump's go to.

The president and first woman will journey to Windsor on Friday afternoon to satisfy the Queen, earlier than flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at Mr Trump's Turnberry golf resort. This a part of the go to is being thought-about personal.

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