Donald Trump has criticized Theresa May’s handling of the Brexit talks, while also saying the United States will stay out of Britain’s negotiations over its exit from the European Union.
The US president also said he did not think another vote on Brexit would be possible because it would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a US trade deal with the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU.
Speaking to reporters ahead of his meeting on Thursday with Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, Trump said he wants Brexit talks to work out but was surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone, adding that the British prime minister did not listen to his suggestions on how to negotiate.
Trump said Brexit was “tearing countries apart” and added that he was
surprised “how badly” it has gone since the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU. “I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner,” he said.