British-US trade deal possible after Brexit, say May and Trump

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Christopher Ruddy, a confidant of President Donald Trump's who's the CEO of the news organization Newsmax, described Trump's dinner Thursday with British Prime Minister Theresa May as a "love fest", despite the publication of a controversial interview with a major British tabloid in which Trump criticized May's approach to Brexit and endorsed one of her political critics.

In that interview, Trump said that May's new, softer approach to Brexit-which would leave Britain sticking to a "common rulebook" with Brussels on goods-would kill off the chances of a highly sought USA -U.K. trade deal.

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.

The interview comes just days after Trump refused to back Mrs May after her government was plunged into crisis over the shock resignations of Johnson and former Brexit secretary David Davis. May said the United States was "keen" to do a deal with the UK, adding: "We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world".

Trump's interview with the paper came after his contentious meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members in Brussels and ahead of his scheduled visit with Queen Elizabeth II.

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Addressing the 100-strong group, the prime minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries.

He also told the tabloid that he had shared advice with May during Britain's negotiations with the European Union, but said May ignored his advice.

Trump also told The Sun that May had ignored his advice on Brexit, telling the paper that "I would have done it much differently".

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"I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London", the president said. I haven't been there in a long time.

"I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly", he said.

A pro-Trump demonstration in London has been scheduled for Saturday.

President Trump also attacked the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, as protests took place in the capital and permission was given for a "Trump baby" blimp to be flown. Look at what is going on in London. "I think you are losing your culture".

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