‘Trump told me Britain should sue Brussels’

No Pomp & Circumstance’ with President Trump

Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to "sue" the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain's impending exit from the bloc. "Not go into negotiations, sue them."The comments were made during the USA president's visit to the U.K., Friday".

Linking the fate of Brexit to her own survival in such an explicit way indicates just how precarious Mrs May's position remains after her government was thrust into crisis and US President Donald Trump publicly criticised her Brexit strategy.

Mrs May denied that Mr Davis, the former Brexit secretary, had been "cut out" of the plan and therefore had no choice but to resign.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday - just as May was hosting Mr. Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner - Mr. Trump said the British leader's approach likely "killed" chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. "If we don't, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all".

Trump said he had told British Prime Minister Theresa May that London must get a "carve out" in whatever arrangement is struck with Brussels, so that a "great trade deal" could be struck.

She said: "It is a concern".

Dismissing the suggestion that the action made her look submissive, she said: "What you notice is that whenever he takes me down a slope or stairs and he did it up the stairs at Blenheim Palace, he takes my hand to help in going up the steps".

On Monday, much attention will fall on Davis, who led the Brexit negotiation until he quit in protest at May's plan, and Johnson, the former foreign minister who is seen as a challenger for her job.

In an interview published by The Sun, Trump said May's plan for the Brexit was counter to what "Leave" supporters approved in a referendum in 2016.

In an interview with the BBC, May said that Trump had urged her to "sue the European Union, not go into negotiations with them, sue them".

Boris Johnson urged Britons to "believe in themselves" as he weighs up whether to make a "devastating" resignation speech in the House of Commons.

The US President made the suggestion - which he himself described as "brutal" - in order to help the United Kingdom get a good deal with Brussels.

Trump had declined to spell out what his advice to May had been, in an interview with US TV network CBS, but added: "Maybe she'll take it, it's something she could do if she wanted to".

Her appeal didn't convince prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, who accused Mrs May of only half-heartedly supporting Brexit.

The extent of the danger to May from rebels in her party will become clearer over the course of two debates in parliament this week.

The president backed down over the threats when other leaders agreed to increase defence spending "like they never have before" and described himself as a "very stable genius" over the deal.



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