FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union.
Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European Union over BREXIT.
He made the remark during a news conference in the Oval Office with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during the PM’s annual trip to the White House and Capitol Hill.
President Trump said that BREXIT is “tearing countries apart.
“I’m surprised at how badly it has all gone from a stand point of negotiations but I gave the prime minister my ideas of how to negotiate it, she didn’t listen to that and that’s fine but it could have been negotiated in a different manner,” he added.
“I hate to see everything being ripped apart right now,” President Trump said. “I do not think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people who won, who say, ‘What do you mean you are going to take another vote?’ That will be tough.”
PM Varadkar said that President Trump and he each have “a different opinion” of the decision to leave the EU, and said, “I regret that BREXIT is happening.”