Trump wades into Brexit talks, urges United Kingdom to ‘walk away’
Jun 03 2019
"If you don't get the deal you want, if you don't get a fair deal, then you walk away".
The president also says Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, an outspoken advocate of leaving the European Union without a deal, should be given a role in the negotiations. If they can not, several say Britain must leave anyway.
"Nigel's had a big victory, he picked up 32 percent of the vote starting from nothing, and I think they're big powers over there - I think they've done a good job", Trumpsaid.
"I could help anybody if I endorse them".
Trump repeated his backing for those candidates to succeed May who have said Britain must leave on the due date of October 31 with or without a deal. "They have got to get the deal closed". "They won't bring him in but think how well they would do if they did".
Some Conservatives and the opposition Labour party, however, fear Britain would be steamrolled by the far bigger USA into accepting an unbalanced accord, especially given Trump's "America First" stance in shaking up trade ties with Mexico, Canada, Japan and China. I would not pay $ 50bn.
The president said he "would go all out" to ink a trade deal with England that would compensate for any losses from leaving the EU.
Mr Trump added: "He is a very smart person".
Theresa May has said she is looking forward to building on the "strong and enduring ties" between the United Kingdom and U.S. as she prepares to welcome Donald Trump to Britain.
US President Donald Trump has expressed his support for "very good guy" Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May as the leader of the Conservative Party. "They just haven't figured that out yet".
The US President will also lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey alongside the Duke of York and after which Trump will be treated to tea at Prince Charles' official residence, Clarence House.
The visit is expected to draw crowds of anti-Trump protests, with a likely return of the baby balloon flown when the President visited a year ago.
At a meeting with May, Trump will warn Britain that security cooperation could be hurt if London allows China's Huawei a role in building parts of the 5G network, the next generation of cellular technology.
Johnson was initially skeptical of Trump in 2015 - once saying "The only reason I wouldn't visit some parts of NY is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump".
In the United Kingdom, most of Mr Trump's White House advisers are seeking to keep him focused on the pomp and circumstance of meeting Queen Elizabeth, and on honouring the role of the U.S. and its allies in World War II, rather than trying to achieve any policy changes with Mrs May as she prepares to leave office or on inserting himself into the contest to replace her.