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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Donald Trump has said the UK will "probably not" get a trade deal with the US, if the prime minister's Brexit plan goes ahead. He told The Sun the PM's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the US "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of with the UK.

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Never a dull moment.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-07-12 07:47 PM | Reply

Any "deal" he's trying to make is probably better dead anyway.

#2 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-07-12 07:54 PM | Reply

Why is Trump taking such an approach with countries?

I have to suspect Trump is thinking along these lines.

The US is slowly losing negotiating power and has been for years.

He's taking advantage of what negotiating power the US has left before we lose even more.

#3 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-07-12 08:35 PM | Reply

I thought Trump loved Brexit. What difference does it make what kind of Brexit it is? FTA:

(Trump) said he had told Mrs May how to do a Brexit deal, but: "She didn't agree, she didn't listen to me."

"I told her how to do it. That will be up to her to say. But I told her how to do it. She wanted to go a different route," he said.

Good grief.

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-07-12 08:39 PM | Reply

Derek,

"What difference does it make what kind of Brexit it is?"

I thought it was rather self explanatory.

Trump wants to negotiate with the UK and not the EU.

#5 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-07-12 08:43 PM | Reply

Pooty will be so happy with his boy Humpy.

He successfully drove a wedge between America and Great Britain and completely destabilized them before he left.

Nice work.

For a traitor.

For a U.S. President... not so much.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-13 01:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Britain should use the changed U.S. position as an excuse to hold another referendum. If the U.S. isn't a reliable ally, they need the EU.

#7 | Posted by Snowfake at 2018-07-13 07:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bull in a china shop is an apt description.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-07-13 12:39 PM | Reply

Snow,

I think I heard today Trump had recanted his comment and is praising her.

#9 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-07-13 12:53 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Right, thanks. The Brexit is too 'soft' for his liking.

Still figured he'd want to reward Brexit with a trade deal though. Of course, Trump doesn't like to make deals with friends and allies anyway.

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-07-13 01:07 PM | Reply

Wait, what?

President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalizing 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 leaves 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 the UK has left the EU, I don't know what they're going to do but whatever you do is OK with me, that's your decision," Trump told a press conference with May in the garden of her official country residence Chequers.

"Whatever you do is OK with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters. This is an incredible opportunity for our two countries and we will seize it fully."

Raw Story

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-07-13 01:12 PM | Reply

We will wake up tomorrow to find he has flip/flopped on this again.

#12 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-07-14 03:27 PM | Reply

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