By: Steve Dellar | 01-28-2018 | News
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Video – Trump On Brexit: ‘I Would Have Taken A Tougher Stand'

The only overseas journalist so far to have been granted a long interview with US President Donald Trump is Mr Piers Morgan, who met him in Davos, Switzerland for a long sit-down during the World Economic Forum this week.

That conversation, which will be screened to viewers in the UK tonight, promises to show the current White House occupant’s view on Brexit, the process that the British government is negotiating with the European Union.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s a wrap. Final edit of tonight ‘s big interview signed, sealed &amp; delivered. It’s riveting… though I say so myself! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TrumpMorgan</a> <br>ITV 10pm. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) <a href="">January 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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During a clip released in anticipation of the actual screening of the full interview, you can see Mr Morgan ask the US President whether he believes the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is in a good position for the ongoing Brexit talks, to which Mr Trump responds: “Would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn’t negotiate it the way it’s being negotiated.”

“I would have had a different attitude. I would have said that the European Union is not cracked up to what it’s supposed to be. I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out.”

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The US-UK special relationship has come under a lot of strain as of late when Mr Trump stated he wouldn’t be attending the foreseen opening of the new US embassy in London, blaming the previous White House administration for selling the real estate too cheap, a move that led many political analysts to conclude that Mrs May was not getting on too well with her US counterpart.

After this week’s meeting between Mr Trump and Mrs May at Davos though, the leader of the Brexit campaign, Mr Nigel Farage, was quick to point out that he’s seen a shift in the relationship again. An improvement according to Mr Farage: "It really was quite inspiring stuff.

"Don’t forget Theresa May voted against Brexit and she was pretty critical of Trump during his campaign. But this was a British Prime Minister realising that because we voted for Brexit, we are now free to start making our own friendships and making our own trade deals around the world.”

"It felt like she grabbed that opportunity with both hands."


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Anonymous No. 17011 2018-01-28 : 19:26

Little swipe at May there….

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