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Trump brings Brexit advice on state visit to troubled UK

Boris Johnson is a front runner to succeed Mrs Theresa May as head of the Conservative Party

President Trump was accused of trying to destabilise the European Union by a Fianna Fáil TD yesterday after the American leader said that Britain should pursue a no-deal exit if it does not get what it wants from negotiations.

In Trump's interview with The Sun, the USA president said he did not know he would not be meeting Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. "I don't believe he has the best interests of Europe at heart".

Trump said it was a mistake for the Conservatives not to involve Farage, the Brexit Party leader, in talks with Brussels after his success in European Parliament elections last month.

"I've always liked him.he's been very positive about me and our country", the U.S. president said of former foreign secretary Johnson who recently put his hat in the ring for Tory leadership. He has a lot to offer.

Last July, Trump said Mr Khan had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

"If they don't get what they want, I would walk away". Asked if that included healthcare, he replied: "I would think so".

The US President and First Lady will arrive at Buckingham Palace for their official welcome where the Queen will be joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as the event gets under way.

The UK should be prepared to pursue a no-deal Brexit and Nigel Farage should be made part of the negotiating team with Brussels, Donald Trump has said.

He also urged the Labour leader to "get along with the United States" if he wants Britain to continue to benefit from USA military and intelligence support, the paper reported.

At the time, Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy tweeted that Trump was a "racist" who hates the fact that Londoners elected Khan as its first Muslim mayor.

The former Presidential strategist called the London Mayor a "utter abject failure" after he compared America to being a friend who needed to be "called out".

British Prime Minister Theresa May will step down shortly after Mr Trump's visit, having failed to win backing for the Brexit divorce deal she negotiated with the EU.

Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan said: "President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat".

Protests are planned across the United Kingdom during the visit, including in London, Manchester, Belfast, and Birmingham.

Trump's comments come just before he begins a state visit Monday to Britain, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Mr Johnson said the USA was already looking at all the elements of a trade deal "to get everything lined up so when the time comes, we're ready".

Prince Harry is also set to meet the Trumps, but his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is expected to stay at home with their newborn son Archie.

The U.S. president's state visit may not see major progress on the big issues of the day, but it's guaranteed to make headlines nevertheless.