Trump says May’s delicate Brexit deal might ‘kill’ U.S.-UK commerce deal – Sun

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump says delicate Brexit of the kind set out by Prime Minister Theresa May final week would “probably kill” possibilities of a commerce deal between Britain and the United States, the Sun newspaper reported late on Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are met by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip at Blenheim Palace, the place they’re attending a dinner with different specifically invited company and business leaders, close to Oxford, Britain, July 12, 2018. Geoff Pugh/Pool through REUTERS

“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 additionally stated May had ignored his recommendation on the way to go away 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.”

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Leslie Adler

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