"First of all, [the Trump administration] got out of the Iran agreement, something that I would not have done, leaving this all to our allies to enforce and giving more leverage to China and to Russian Federation, the last thing that we should be doing".
The president proposed Boris Johnson, the pro-Brexit former foreign secretary and onetime mayor of London, as a good candidate to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, who will step down as leader of her party on Friday.
The agenda for Trump's weeklong journey is both ceremonial and official: a state visit and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II in London, D-Day commemoration ceremonies on both sides of the English Channel and his first presidential visit to Ireland, which will include a stay at his coastal golf club.
He added that populist politicians such as Farage and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban "are using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but are using new sinister methods to deliver their message". On Sunday he again urged the next government to follow his own negotiating rule book. "I think he would be excellent".
"I know they're anxious about their Conservative Party but given that I've got good connections to him and numerous team around him and that they're our biggest military ally, intelligence ally, and very important investor in each other's countries - why would you want to prevent a meeting between someone who knows the president well?"
He told the paper: "If I were them I wouldn't pay 50 billion dollars".
Trump suggested that the United Kingdom should not pay the 39 billion pounds ($49 billion) Brexit "divorce" bill laid out in the current withdrawal agreement. I would not pay $ 50bn. Officials in Brussels have repeatedly said the agreement won't be renegotiated.
She has now been forced out and her Conservative party is beginning the process of finding a new leader, with 13 candidates already declared.
The UK was initially supposed to leave the European Union on 29 March.Читайте также: Crude tumbles toward worst May in seven years on trade-war anxiety
Brexit day was originally set for March 29.
The president, who will arrive in London on Monday, said the British Government has to "get the deal closed".
Many candidates to replace her want to renegotiate the text on European Union withdrawal, although the European Union has explicitly ruled that out. They are expected to stay at Winfield House, the spacious home of the US ambassador to Britain. Stride backs Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
Meanwhile voters across the country are divided.
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home, following the results of the European Parliament elections, in London, Britain May 27, 2019.
Trump has smashed one of the most sacred conventions of diplomacy, that a head of state does not interfere in the internal affairs of the country which he or she is visiting.
Mr Johnson said the United States was already looking at all the elements of a trade deal "to get everything lined up so when the time comes, we're ready".
The UK government last night pleaded with the public to welcome the USA president to London, arguing that "the special relationship is generational, not one person", after calls for the Queen to scrap the royal banquet were sparked.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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