Mr Trump said the US and UK could be left unable to trade with America if it left the EU on the current Brexit deal. The President attacked Theresa May’s deal as “good” for the European Union and questioned whether the agreed terms would mean the UK and US could still trade. Speaking to reporters in Washington DC, Mr Trump blindsided the Prime Minister as she attempts to convince MPs to back the deal. The bombshell came just hours after Theresa May stood at the dispatch box in the House of Commons to announce the draft Withdrawal Agreement had been finalised by the EU yesterday.
Before boarding the Presidential helicopter, Mr Trump stopped to speak with reporters on the White House lawn.
He said:“It sounds like a great deal for the EU and I think we have to take a look at seriously whether the UK is allowed to trade because right now, if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us and that wouldn’t be a good thing.
“I don’t think they meant that, I don’t that the Prime Minister meant that and hopefully she’ll be able to do something about that.
“Right now as the deal stands they may not be able to trade with the us and I don’t think they want that at all, that would be a very big negative for them.”
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