'Together Against Trump', thousands protest peacefully in London

Frederick Owens
July 14, 2018

Hours after his arrival, he condemned Prime Minister Theresa May in an explosive interview in the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun tabloid, in which he slammed her policy on Brexit.

He said that May's new, softer approach to Brexit - which would leave Britain sticking to a "common rulebook" with Brussels on goods - would kill off the chances of a much sought-after U.S. -U.K. trade deal. I did give Theresa, who I like-I did give her my views on what she should do and how she should negotiate.

At the Chequers news conference, Mr Trump said he had been responding to the Sun's question about Mr Johnson as a possible prime minister, adding: "He has been very nice to me".

"I said, 'I want to apologise because I said such good things about you, ' And she said, 'Don't worry, it's only the press, '" Trump said of their purported conversation.

Sterling came under pressure on Friday following comments by Donald Trump that a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the U.S. could be dead. Humiliating", added Labour MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw.ADVERTISEMENTAnother Labour MP, Rupa Huq, told The Guardian that Trump's comments about Khanm, London's first Muslim mayor, constituted Islamophobia."A dash of Islamophobia lobbed at Sadiq Khan who he blames for terrorism.

As they spoke, thousands of protesters marched against Trump through central London, one of more than 100 demonstrations planned against the president during his four-day visit.

But after talks with Mrs May he claimed "tremendous things" he said about her had been left out of the Sun story. "A great job. And I mean that", Trump said. Trump said Khan had done "a awful job" on terrorism and crime in the capital.

On Friday he travels to Windsor Castle, about 22 miles west of London, to meet with Queen Elizabeth II.

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There are street protests of Trump's first visit to Britain since taking office almost 18 months ago.

This is not to say Trump owes May an apology for criticizing her in the British press and praising her rival Boris Johnson.

"We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the world", May said. "The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".

On immigration, Trump said, "Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame".

"I think he's got what it takes". I used to love London as a city.

"Whatever you do is OK with us, just make sure we can trade together, that's all that matters".

Mr Trump used an interview ahead of his United Kingdom visit to renew his personal feud with the London Mayor, attacking him over the wave of terror atrocities and accusing him of doing "a bad job".

If Trump had apologized, it would have been a very big deal, since Trump is not sorry, really ever, as we've laid out in previous posts. "I think he is a great representative for your country". I haven't been there in a long time.

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