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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:29 PM

Trump: soft Brexit will 'kill' UK's chances of US trade deal

Source: The Guardian

At a dinner held in Trump’s honour at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening she vowed to “tear down” the bureaucratic barriers that Brussels had put in the path of business, as part of an attempt to overcome US fears about her new Brexit plan.

But Trump’s remarks in an interview with the Sun threatened to dramatically undermine her attempts to placate furious Tory leavers by winning US support for her softer Brexit plan, finally released in the long-awaited white paper on Thursday.

In his interview, which breaks all normal diplomatic conventions by criticising his host, Trump warned: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.”

He claimed the prime minister ignored his advice on Brexit negotiations. “I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me,” he said.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/12/may-bids-for-trump-brexit-backing-with-vow-to-rip-up-red-tape



The seagull continues to defecate over his hosts.

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Reply Trump: soft Brexit will 'kill' UK's chances of US trade deal (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2018 OP
onecaliberal Jul 2018 #1
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2018 #4
Botany Jul 2018 #2
yuiyoshida Jul 2018 #3
EndGOPPropaganda Jul 2018 #5
Mr. Sparkle Jul 2018 #6
D_Master81 Jul 2018 #7
McCamy Taylor Jul 2018 #8
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2018 #9
UpInArms Jul 2018 #10

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:33 PM

1. Who gives any fucks what he says?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:40 PM

4. May needs to persuade the far right in her party she can make a new trade deal with the US

Trump has just kneecapped her. She won't survive long enough as PM to get another president to deal with, and this could bring down her government.

For instance, the BBC's analysis:

Donald Trump gives May's Brexit plan both barrels

Her approach to Brexit has been slowly, gently, incrementally, trying to carry the Ming vase across one side of the room to another on a slippery floor.

To talk about being pragmatic, to smooth over the contradictions, to do whatever it takes to get to the other side, without smashing that vase (her party and the country) to bits.

In walks President Trump, to call out one of the claims that Number 10 has been making of late - in essence, smashing the vase to bits.
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That matters because the government has been clinging to the idea of trade deals with countries outside the EU as one of the benefits of Brexit, and claiming that the choice in the Chequers deal to stay close to the EU doesn't exclude those opportunities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44816127

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:35 PM

2. R you shitting me?

“I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen
to me,” he (Trump) said.

Wouldn't it be a lot simpler just to have Putting do the talking?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:39 PM

3. I believe the British Term is "ArseHole" ... its acceptable

because TRUMP is one.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:41 PM

5. WOW. Strong evidence he takes orders from Putin

He knows fuck-all about the EU and UK.


The chance this statement came from putin is high.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

6. He is trying to split apart both Nato and the EU.

Russian stooge .

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

7. Real estate and casino mogul knows exactly how European politics should work

This is the face of hubris.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:11 PM

8. In other words the UK must obey Trump's Russian masters or else

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:17 PM

9. So I guess there's no interest in keeping him?

How good are Boris Johnson's chances of becoming PM if there's a new election?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 06:54 AM

10. Hmmm ... wasn't it more Russian meddling that brought Brexit?

So ... this would be more of Putin’s bidding

... I do so wonder what is on those pee tapes

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