UK PM Theresa May doing ‘fantastic’ job on Brexit, says Donald Trump, promising trade deal

By: Reuters |
Updated: July 13, 2018 9:03:00 pm

US President Donald Trump (left) and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a press conference after their meeting at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain. (Source: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy would kill such an agreement.

In an interview published just hours before the two leaders held talks, Trump chided the “very unfortunate” results of the prime minister’s proposals for Brexit and her negotiating tactics as Britain prepares to leave the European Union in March next year.

However, Trump later said May was doing a “fantastic job”.

“Once the Brexit process is concluded and perhaps…

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