Donald Trump was 12 minutes late to tea with the Queen

Donald Trump was 12 minutes late to tea with the Queen

Donald Trump was 12 minutes late to tea with the Queen

"Once the Brexit process is concluded and perhaps the United Kingdom has left the European Union, I don't know what they're going to do but whatever you do is OK with me, that's your decision", he told the joint news conference in the garden of her official country residence Chequers. "Not go into negotiation, sue them", she said.

In his interview with the Sun, Mr Trump said he would have handled Brexit talks "much differently", and added: "I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me". "She's a total professional, because when I saw her this morning I said, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you"'.

And when pressed in a newspaper interview afterwards, Mr Trump still declined to reveal what his suggestion was.

"Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities - I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time", he said.

May shared details of their meeting with the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday.

"I fully accept the Prime Minister is putting forward the Government White Paper as a well-intentioned attempt to do Brexit whilst minimising the economic disruption to Britain". The U.K. portion of the trip was overshadowed by explosive and undiplomatic remarks he made about May's leadership, especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations.

He said No 10's treasured idea of a new free-trade agreement with the USA was dying.

Mr Rees-Mogg said Mrs May had apparently abandoned her "red lines" that had won her the support of the party in March. He went out of his way to praise Boris Johnson - who roundly criticised him during the American election campaign but who has recently been lavishing him with compliments - as a future Prime Minister despite being on active manoeuvres to seize Mrs May's job.

May's Brexit blueprint calls for a new U.K. -EU "free trade area" with interlinked customs regimes, but critics say it would prevent Britain from signing trade deals with other non-EU countries - a key attraction for Brexiters.

May on Sunday revealed that Trump had previously advised her to sue the European Union rather than enter into an exit negotiation with the bloc. There is nothing to suggest the hard-nosed dealmaker would go easier on Britain, and he may press hard for lower tariffs and easier access for USA industry to Europe's second-biggest economy.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that there were strong feelings regarding the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

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