Trump backtracks over Brexit criticism, calling Sun interview ‘fake news’ – live
News | 13.07.2018
President’s first official visit to UK off to shaky start after president said Theresa May’s Brexit plan would ‘kill’ trade deal with US
- Trump: soft Brexit will ‘kill’ UK’s chances of US trade deal
- Trump hails Boris Johnson as future PM and attacks Sadiq Khan
- How are you marking Trump’s visit? Share your story
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, has given a TV interview about President Trump’s visit. He said the UK should not be rolling out the red carpet for Trump. He said:
Whatever the decision the Queen decides to take about whether to invite him to tea or not and what advice the prime minister gives on that is between them, I don’t know what went on. But personally I don’t think we should have been rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump.
We should be having meetings with the US government, the administration, as we always should, as we should with every other government in the world. We have to relate to other governments but you’ve got to be clear what you’re doing. Are we rolling out the red carpet uncritically or saying, hang on, there are issues where we fundamentally disagree?
It is quite without precedent and quite unreasonable the way Trump treats London and treats Sadiq Khan.
When a terrible incident happened… then surely you should recognise that the police and community have a job to do and what Sadiq has sought to do is bring people together in unity to keep London together, just as happened after 7/7 all those years ago.