Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU

The Guardian

Theresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to “sue the European Union” rather than negotiate with the 27-country bloc, in a private conversation that the US president referred to during his visit to the UK on Friday.

The prime minister was asked on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show what the “brutal” Brexit negotiating advice was that Trump had talked about in their joint press conference outside the prime minister’s Chequers country retreat.

Revealing it for the first time, May said: “He told me I should sue the EU.” After being prompted by a surprised Marr, May repeated: “Sue the EU, not go into negotiations with them, sue them.”

The prime minister smiled, and indicated she had disregarded the advice, saying “actually we’re going into negotiations with them”, in remarks that will be interpreted as a put-down of the president. Trump leaves the UK this afternoon to fly to Helsinki to meet the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

 

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3 Responses to Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I think Theresa May is on her way out. So, it probably doesn’t make any difference.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      (Oops. I don’t know how that happened. It posted on its own. 🙄 )

      I am sure whatever advice he gave her was good advice. But, I wouldn’t be surprised to see her out and perhaps Boris Johnson in.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. facebkwallflower says:

    Perfect interchange. He tells world he will support her standing up to the EU under cover of giving her advice. She stands up to him by saying she doesnt like people telling her what to do and she will do what she wantts, thus looking strong to EU for standing up to Trump. Thus, may be takenseriously when she gets tough with EU.

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