Donald Trump describes Boris Johnson as future PM and attacks Sadiq Khan

Heather Diaz
July 14, 2018

Donald Trump has rolled back from his criticism of Theresa May, telling a joint press conference with the British prime minister that he supports a post-Brexit US trade deal with the United Kingdom, and that it was "fake news" to suggest otherwise.

US President Donald Trump arrived in "hot spot" Britain on Thursday after casting doubt on Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union and with protests planned across the country where he says the people like him a lot.

"I said, 'I want to apologise because I said such good things about you, ' And she said, 'Don't worry, it's only the press, '" Trump said of their purported conversation.

Mr Khan said the Prime Minister should not be afraid to challenge the Republican property mogul, who also provoked anger by criticising her Brexit plans and praising her rival, Boris Johnson, as having the ability to be a "great prime minister".

With its straw-blond hair, questionable face tan and unmistakably out-of-proportion hands, a blimp meant to depict President Donald Trump as a screaming baby flew outside the Parliament building in London Friday. I get along with her very nicely.

"If they do that, then their trade deal with the United States will probably not be made". I am assuming that his mum told him that when you go to someone's house you do not insult the host. "I have a lot of respect for the prime minister".

After the question was posed to the U.S. president, the reporter appeared to be ushered out of the room at Chequers, the official residence of the PM.

Ahead of the USA leader's visit, Khan gave permission for a 20-foot-tall "Trump Baby" blimp to be flown above Parliament Square which Trump said made him feel "unwelcome" in London.

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Returning with Mr Stanton were Chris Jewell, Mike Clayton, Gary Mitchell, Connor Roe, Jim Warny and Josh Bratchley. He denied he was a hero and said he was using a "very unique skill set" to "give something back to the community".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's interview shows he really does like May.

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.

Speaking to TIME about Trump's comments at the launch of the blimp on Friday morning, one of the activists responsible said: "Great".

"I used to love London as a city", Trump said.

The president also renewed his war of words with Sadiq Khan, saying the London mayor has "done a very bad job on terrorism".

"I do not think it's good for Europe and I don't think it's good for our country", Trump said.

"I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night", he said.

The US President along with First Lady Melania Trump were given a red carpet reception after they were earlier greeted by 1,000 protesters outside the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park. "And unfortunately there was a story that was done, which was generally fine, but it didn't put in what I said about the prime minister, and I said tremendous things".

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