Brexit strategy of PM Theresa May was directly criticized by President Donald Trump, stating it had perhaps destroyed hope of a US–British trade contract and that she had fallen short to take his suggestion on how to negotiate with the EU.
In an interview released merely hours prior to he was about to have tea with Queen Elizabeth and lunch with May, Trump reproached the “very inopportune” outcomes of the Brexit negotiation of the prime minister.
Trump said, “If they do an agreement like that, we’d be dealing with the EU rather than dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will possibly destroy the agreement. I would have executed it in a much different manner. I, in fact, advised Theresa May how to execute it, however, she did not listen to me.”
Subsequent a turbulent week for the PM, when David Davis, her Brexit Secretary, and Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, resigned in objection at the Brexit program, Trump stacked laud on Johnson, stating he “would be a good prime minister.”
Such open condemnation by a sitting US president Trump of a British PM May during a visit to the UK undercuts May in abroad, her party, and her country. When requested about the remarks, spokesman for May stated she was looking forward to meeting Trump to discuss with him through the negotiating attitude.
As Britain gets ready to depart the European Union on March 29, 2019, Brexit supporters have made much of the supposed unique association with the US and the advantages of building closer trade relations with the biggest economy of the world.
For supporters, Brexit and Trump present the hope of breaking open from what they observe as outdated rules and institutions. However, Brexit, for several British diplomats, signifies the fall down of a 70-year approach of attempting to stabilize European integration with a US alliance dependent on trade, blood, and intelligence sharing.