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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:05 PM

Trump-Putin-Brexit Nexus Comes Together On Trump UK Visit

Trump wanted to have his pic with the Queen. That is all.

07/09/2018 06:01 am ET
Trump-Putin-Brexit Nexus Comes Together On Trump UK Visit


The Russian leader wanted Trump in America and Brexit in Britain and got them both.

From left, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit in Canada in June. His testy behavior there could well repeat at the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12.

WASHINGTON ........................................

Later this week, he can watch his two election victories of 2016 come together, as Trump makes his first official visit to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who is now facing the nightmare of implementing Brexit — also supported by Trump ― which threatens to wreck her nation’s economy.

“It makes things very complicated for Theresa May, to be frank. It does not help her at all,” said Monica de Bolle, with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, of Trump’s visit. “It certainly puts the prime minister in an extremely awkward position.”

As it happens, Trump will head off directly from Britain for a summit with Putin in Helsinki, a meeting that Trump has clamored for since his election but his advisers had, until now, thwarted.

Trump will arrive in the United Kingdom on Thursday after two days of a NATO summit in Brussels, where other leaders of the military alliance fear he could throw a wrench into what’s normally a mundane gathering — much the same way he blew up the G-7 economic summit last month. He refused to sign onto a joint statement about free trade after getting into disputes with the other leaders on the topic........................................

“I doubt that he’s looking forward to the NATO summit. I doubt that he’s looking forward to his meeting with Theresa May. He’s looking forward to meeting Putin,” Polyakova said.

The necessity for Trump’s visit to Britain this week is unclear. He will have seen May in Brussels, and there does not appear to be any major agreement in the works. Her government has been careful to label his trip a working visit, not a state visit — a distinction that in theory makes it easier to explain why he is not visiting Buckingham Palace or the prime minister’s official residence at 10 Downing Street.

Instead, Trump will meet May at her country residence and Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle — both of which are relatively removed from the massive protests expected all over the nation for his visit.

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Turbineguy Jul 2018 #1

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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:34 PM

1. The Queen is probably hoping

she'll be sick and have to give trump a miss.

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