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Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

British PM Theresa May says Trump advised her to sue the EU

British PM Theresa May says Trump advised her to sue the EU

President Trump is calling the report on his own comments in an interview with a British newspaper "fake news", a day after The Sun published a number of his remarks about British Prime Minister Theresa May.

In an attempt to forge a balance between those seeking a smooth Brexit and those who fear staying too close to the EU's orbit would undermine the very nature of Brexit, May sought the approval of senior ministers for her plans on July 6.

May batted away questions about Boris Johnson, her former foreign minister who resigned last week after she announced her plan for a "soft" Brexit.

Scottish police said they were trying to trace the paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort on Friday evening.

"He told me I should sue the EU", May told BBC television.

He said the plan amounted to a "Potemkin structure" - a fake illusion meant to deceive - to distract from what the Cabinet Office Europe unit was doing for the Prime Minister.

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.

May was at pains to impress Trump and planned to push for a trade deal in their meeting - an accord which had seemed like a foregone conclusion in the early stages of their relationship.

May received support from an unlikely source on Sunday, with Labour Brexiteer John Mann backing her Chequers agreement and chastising Rees-Mogg and his followers.

Mr Trump used an interview ahead of his United Kingdom visit to renew his personal feud with the London Mayor, attacking him over the wave of terror atrocities and accusing him of doing "a awful job".

Trump threw his first visit to Britain as president into disarray with an interview in The Sun newspaper in which he said May had ignored his suggestions for negotiating Britain's departure from the European Union and likely "killed" a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

Despite a series of diplomatic spats between Britain and Trump, May is hoping for a quick trade deal with the U.S. after it leaves the EU.

The New Labour duo, who were prominent members of the Remain campaign during the European Union referendum, have both branded the prime minister's plan "the worst of both worlds".

"This incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job", he said.

"It's a very unusual thing to do, to come on a visit to another country, to meet that country's prime minister, and then announce that you would like to see as her successor a person who's just resigned from her government", he said.

The protesters came out with banners and placards displaying interesting anti-Trump slogans. But Trump tried to make it up to May on Friday, repeating over and over that she was a "tough negotiator", - a high form of praise from the author of "The Art of the Deal".

However, while Trump and May exchanged warm words, tens of thousands of protesters marched against the USA president through central London, bringing much of the British capital to a standstill.

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