Trump says May's Brexit plan could kill UK-US trade deal

Reuters | Published: 09:08, Jul 13,2018 | Updated: 09:18, Jul 13,2018

 
 

US president Donald Trump greets British prime minister Theresa May in the White House Oval Office in Washington, US, January 27, 2017. — Reuters photo

US president Donald Trump says that a soft Brexit of the type set out by prime minister Theresa May last week would 'probably kill' chances of a trade deal between Britain and the United States, the Sun newspaper reported late on Thursday.

'If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal,' the Sun newspaper quoted Trump as saying in extracts from an interview.

Trump also said May had ignored his advice on how to leave the European Union. 'I would have done it much differently,' he was quoted as saying. 'I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me.'

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