"I think you are losing your culture", he added.The White House clarified Trump's remarks in a statement following the interview, noting that Trump referred to May as a "very good person" during the interview."As he said in his interview with the Sun she "is a very good person" and he 'never said anything bad about her, '" Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement to The Hill.
He said: "I read reports where that won't be possible, but I believe after speaking with the prime minister's people and representatives and trade experts it will absolutely be possible". I did it. You got me, ' " Trump said.
Trump said that the "special relationship" between the two countries is "a bond that is like no other". Former president Barack Obama said a vote to leave the bloc would put Britain "at the back of the queue", so signing a trade deal, further undermining his predecessor, has a special allure.
The reality is that no one knows which position to take more seriously - the Sun interview or Trump's U-turn - and the president may not know himself.
He said: "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal".
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When asked about the potential for an agreement, Trump said: "The only thing I ask of Theresa is make sure we can trade, that we don't have any restrictions".
According to The Sun, Trump said May not only ignored the advice he gave her on Brexit, but has gone "the opposite way", leading to "very unfortunate results".
By the time he'd left on Friday, Mr. Trump had changed course and praised Ms.
LANGFITT: I think - May didn't go into great detail here.
A mass demonstration called "Together Against Trump" by left-wing campaign groups is organised for Friday, with a giant balloon of Trump depicted as a crying baby in a nappy set to fly next to the British parliament. I'm sorry the press didn't choose a better headline and I really did say nice things about you is less direct.
Activists kicked off the demonstrations on Friday by floating a six-metre-high (20-ft) blimp outside parliament depicting the USA president as a snarling orange baby. "We have a proud history of welcoming people who want to come to our country to contribute to our economy and contribute to our society". May, who was already reeling from a backlash within her Conservative Party caucus over a new Brexit plan she announced last week that included a customs arrangement with the EU.More news: Duchess Of Sussex's Sleek Suit Will Look Familiar To Brit Royal Fans
Later in the press conference, Trump slammed reporter Kristen Welker after a question about Russian Federation.
Among them was Emily Bryce, who proudly carried a homemade banner written in Gaelic, in recognition of Trump's Highland roots.
The sting was greater for the fact that May was using the dinner to pitch her case for a separate trade arrangement. He said he would also talk about Ukraine, Syria and nuclear proliferation, calling it the biggest issue.
On immigration, Trump said, "Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame".
However his trip to meet Putin is set to be overshadowed by news that a USA federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. "I don't know what they're going to do but whatever you do is ok with me, that's your decision", he continued. Trump, on the other hand, was bullish after his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation performance, which did a good deal to stir and unsettle partners and leaders. "And I think if I were president then, he would not have taken over Crimea", Trump said, fending off a tough question about Putin's annexation - the main point of contention for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - by essentially blaming his predecessor.More news: Federer shocked at Wimbledon as Nadal, Djokovic set-up semis date