LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump warned that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for leaving the European Union will have a damaging impact on commerce with the United States, in line with an interview printed on Thursday.
May’s Brexit plans “will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way,” Trump was quoted as saying in an interview with Britain’s Sun newspaper.
The feedback by Trump, on his first go to to Britain as president, come on the finish of a tumultuous week for May after two senior ministers resigned in protest at her plans for commerce with the EU after Britain leaves the bloc subsequent March.
Trump was quoted as saying that former overseas secretary Boris Johnson, one of many ministers who give up, would make an amazing prime minister.
“I am not pitting one against the other,” Trump stated within the interview. “I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister…. I think he’s got what it takes.”
Trump described May as “a nice person”, in line with the Sun, and renewed his criticism of London mayor Sadiq Khan, who he stated was doing a “terrible” job operating Britain’s capital.
Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Nick Tattersall