Trump: May's 'soft' Brexit plan would 'kill' any future US-UK trade deal

TheHill | 7/12/2018 | Emily Birnbaum
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President Trump on Thursday said United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s “soft” Brexit plan would “kill” any future trade deal between the U.S. and U.K.

“If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K., so it will probably kill the deal,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview with the conservative British newspaper paper, The Sun, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a close ally of the president's. Murdoch also controls Fox News Network, the president's favorite TV channel.

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In an exclusive interview with the outlet, Trump also lambasted May's Brexit proposals and claimed she ignored his advice on negotiations.

“I would have done it much differently,” Trump said of May's Brexit plan. “I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me.”

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“She should negotiate the best way she knows how,” Trump continued. “But it is too bad what is going on.”

Trump, who has been a vocal supporter of Brexit, went on to call the state of Brexit negotiations “very unfortunate,” attacking May’s "soft" approach, which includes continued close trade and financial ties with the European Union (EU).

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