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'I Don't Know If That's What They Voted For'

'I Don't Know If That's What They Voted For'

President Donald J Trump appeared to criticise Prime Minister Theresa May’s ultra-soft ‘Brexit’ plan ahead of his UK visit, suggesting it is not what the British people voted for.

“I’ve been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days, and it seems to be turning a little bit differently, where they’re getting at least partially involved back with the European Union,” he observed.

“It’s not for me to say [what I think of the deal],” the President suggested diplomatically but added: “I would say, that, you know, Brexit is Brexit.

President Trump — unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, and would-be successor Hillary Clinton — has consistently supported Britain throughout its Brexit journey, holding out the prospect of a lucrative trade agreement with the United Kingdom after it regains its power to make bilateral deals.

However, the Brexit deal Theresa May has proposed with the EU would make this all but impossible, with the U.S. ambassador confirming that the mooted British-American trade pact is now “up in the air”.

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