Trump pulls diplomatic backflip, heaps praises on May after barbs

ELLESBOROUGH (ENGLAND): President Donald Trump pulled off a diplomatic backflip on Friday, reversing himself on trade, Brexit and his critical assessment of British PM Theresa May while insisting the US-UK relationship is “the highest level of special”. Just days after lobbing thunderous broadsides at his British hosts, Trump was on his best behaviour as he capped his two-day visit to the UK by dropping by Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen.

Trump’s visit to the UK has been overshadowed by massive protests and an explosive interview in The Sun in which he blasted May, blamed London’s mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was “losing its culture” because of immigration.

Trump, who prides himself on not saying he’s sorry, did his own version of backtracking at a news conference with May, whom he lavished with praise on the heels of questioning her leadership. “I didn’t criticise the PM. I have a lot of respect for the PM,” Trump…

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