Donald Trump criticizes Theresa May for 'how badly' Brexit talks have gone

Share
Donald Trump criticizes Theresa May for 'how badly' Brexit talks have gone

Speaking with reporters alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday, Trump said that he was in Scotland at the opening of his new golf club the day before the referendum, and that he'd stated his belief that Britain would vote to leave the European Union.

U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a Shamrock Bowl event on March 14, where he will be presented with a vase full of Irish shamrocks by Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

He also said another vote on Brexit would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a USA trade deal with the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU.

"I will tell you, I'm surprised at how badly it has all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation".

On the prospect of another referendum, Mr Trump said: "I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won".

Mr Trump also used Mr Varadkar's visit to the White House yesterday to warn Ireland and the EU the United States is "going to tariff a lot of their products coming in because the European Union treats us very, very unfairly".

He said he told Mr Trump there was an opportunity for an EU-US trade deal.

"I particularly want to thank you for your help with the plant in the west of Ireland where hundreds of jobs were threatened as a result of the Russian sanctions", he stated.

"We have a different opinion, president", said the Irish prime minister.

"We can do a very big trade deal with the United Kingdom".

Varadkar and his partner are in Washington as part of an annual trip ahead of St. Patrick's Day.

The most concerning element for Ireland, Varadkar said, is that Brexit should not cause any problems in Northern Ireland, which voted to stay in the EU. "I regret Brexit's happening".

Varadkar said he appreciates what the president has done for his country economically.

Parliament has twice now rejected the withdrawal agreement May negotiated with the European Union, though it voted this week against leaving without a deal in place.

"I predicted it was going to happen, and I was right. I think it'll be a few years until the United Kingdom sorts itself out, but in the meantime the European Union is available to talk trade with the USA".

Trump spoke hours before British lawmakers voted to delay Brexit for at least three months.

Mr Trump has said he will be visiting the Republic of Ireland at some point this year.

Varadkar continued, "We shouldn't have a hard border, or anything to disrupt the peace process".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Novak Djokovic failed to find explanation for shock Indian Wells exit
He admitted to being nervous in the early stages of his second-round 7-6, 6-2 win over United States qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo. However, Djokovic and Fognini kept their focus as they converted their third set point in the tie-break to win a tight opener.

Winners of Max Polyakov’s initiative Vernadsky Challenge hit the top of CES 2018
The engineering startup competition provides its participants with reviews from industry expert, as well as customer feedback. The organizers are interested in a wide range of fields from space technology and robotics to military and medical equipment.

The Most Successful X Factor Winners
The song became an instant hit, selling over 1,25 million copies and this in the UK alone, yes , she was the winner of X Factor. M ore recently, “That’s My Goal” reached an outstanding total of 1.12m copies and this just in the UK factor.

Tesla reveals the Model Y, its new mid-size SUV
With a an undisclosed range and starting price of the $39,000, the Model Y buts up against offerings from Kia and Hyundai. Design wise, the Model Y is about what you would expect from a vehicle built on the same platform as the Model 3 .

How to work during a trip and all make it up?
In this article, we will share with you a few writing tips: Plan ahead Travel and constant movement exhaust our creative energy. And even better, if you set yourself as a rule not to leave your home until you do the basic business of the day.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

Joshua, Wilder to fight Nov or Dec - Hearn
Hearn added: "It's not just about doing a deal with Wilder, it's about doing a deal with Joshua, for the fight". But I think there's an opportunity there for someone to be a mediator to get the fight done.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Celebrates Second Goal vs. Rennes With Black Panther Mask
Although they have no more top-six teams to face in the Premier League this season, they play more away than home fixtures. It's a learning curve for a club of our level, we don't have the power of Arsenal ".

Scotland's school pupils in second mass climate strike
Over in Australia , the School Strike 4 Climate took place in 60 cities and towns across the country. Students will start to gather at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and talks will begin at 11 a.m.

Residents warned as tropical cyclone Idai intensifies over Mozambique
In Malawi, almost 739,800 people have been impacted, according to the Government, with 45 deaths and 577 injuries recorded. More than 168,000 hectares (415,000 acres) of crops were destroyed, the government spokeswoman added.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.