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While a proud footballing nation mourned another harrowing defeat there was still plenty to be excited about as England received its prize for coming fourth in the World Cup yesterday: a visit from US President Donald Trump. Arriving with a security convoy which looked like it had been plucked straight from the set of a Hollywood movie, the President wasted no time in reassuring people that he had lost none of his ability to shock and disturb.
Trump Disappointed With May
Speaking to UK newspaper The Sun upon arrival, the President commented that he had told UK PM May “how to do” Brexit but added that “she didn’t listen to me”. This was but one in a series of remarks which seemed to fly in the face of Trump previously labelling his relationship with May akin to that of the relationship between Reagan and Thatcher. In fact, Trump went as far as to highlight his opinion that Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary who resigned in protest at May’s Brexit plans, would “make a great prime minister”. This comment is particularly insensitive in light of the fact that May currently fears a leadership challenge as her MPs are revolting against her over Brexit.
Critics are debating whether Trump’s comments are simply a tactic designed to shock and grab attention, or a symptom of his growing disregard for America’s old ally. The fear is that it is actually the latter with Trump having also warned that a soft Brexit will likely put an end to hopes of a UK – US trade deal.
The President has a track record of attacking foreign leaders, specifically females, when they are in a weak domestic situation. On his visit to Angela Merkel in Germany last year, the President was quick to criticise her over her ...
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