Yesterday, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has smoothed things over after he stated that a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the United States was not likely under the current proposals regarding Brexit.
Today, while talking at Chequers alongside Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Trump seemed to change his tune, saying that it was the decision of the United Kingdom.
He stated: “I don’t know what they’re going to do but whatever you do is OK by me.”
Trump added: “That’s your decision. Just make sure we can trade together, that’s all that matters.”
PM May also informed the reporters that she and the US President had been able to agree to pursue a free trade deal when the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.
On Friday, PM May and President Trump worked to correct the damage after the PM was left with a deepening political crisis and a diplomatic embarrassment after the interview with The Sun that was published last Thursday night.
In the provocative interview with The Sun, President Trump warned that the new Brexit proposals would likely make a trade deal between the United States and the United Kingdom less likely.
The US President also slammed Sadiq Khan for his handling of terrorism and crime in the City and said that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, would make a ‘great’ Prime Minister.
The US President continued on the next leg of his visit where he met the Queen at Windsor later in the afternoon.
However, during a news conference that was held at the country estate of the British Prime Minister, PM May emphasised the positive, stating: “no two countries do more together than ours to keep their people safe and prosperous.” She also gave no hint of anger regarding the interview that severely undermined her.