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So much for that “special relationship”

So much for that "special relationship"

by digby


It looks like Trump is trying to interfere in Britain's democratic processes by taking down May and trying to install Boris Johnson in her place.:

DONALD Trump today accuses the PM of wrecking Brexit — and warned she may have killed off any chance of a vital US trade deal.

In an extraordinary intervention timed to coincide with his UK visit, the US President said Theresa May had ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy.

In a world-exclusive interview with The Sun, Donald Trump said Theresa May had ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy

And he warned her any attempts to maintain close ties with the EU would make a lucrative US trade deal very unlikely.

Mr Trump said: “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.”

His comments, deeply damaging to Mrs May, came in a world-exclusive interview with The Sun in which he also:


  • Accused EU leaders of destroying its culture and identity by allowing in millions of migrants
  • Tore into London Mayor Sadiq Khan for not standing up to terrorists
  • Blamed Khan for spiralling crime in the capital
  • Insisted former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make “a great Prime Minister”.
  • Denied once branding Theresa May a “bossy schoolteacher”
  • Maintained he would keep ties with Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin despite the Salisbury Novichok poisonings
  • Demanded Britain and other Nato countries spend more on defence
  • Spoke of his sadness at feeling unwelcome in the capital by anti-Trump protesters
  • Claimed millions of Brits backed his policies
  • Told of his pride at taking wife Melania to meet the Queen

Mr Trump’s damaging outbursts come as he prepares to meet the PM for a working lunch at Chequers.