After Berating His British Hosts, Trump Lauds May In Bid To Ease Tensions

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President Donald Trump on Friday sought to undo the damage he’d done to British Prime Minister Theresa May, lavishing her with compliments one day after he was quoted in a British tabloid dismissing her approach to Brexit, praising one of her foes and threatening to upend their trade relationship – while boasting that she would have been better off listening to him.

Trump, who prides himself on never apologizing, came close to offering something of an apology for his unvarnished remarks. But he largely blamed the Sun, media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper, for leaving out the positive things he’d said about May. The interview overshadowed much of his first official trip to Britain in capitalized headlines and a torrent of TV coverage.

“When I saw her this morning, I said, ‘I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you,’ ” Trump related during a joint news conference at the prime minister’s country home, Chequers. “She said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s…

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