Donald Trump apologises to PM after explosive newspaper interview

Donald Trump apologises to PM after explosive newspaper interview

When asked whether May agreed with Trump's assessment, the spokesman said he hoped Trump would have a positive view of Britain after his visit which starts on Thursday. He replied: "Yes. We will make everything possible - if the President wants to do something we will make it possible".

The US president said the former foreign secretary, who resigned on Monday in protest at the Prime Minister's Brexit plan, had been "very nice to me".

"I can't read that but if Brexiteers see why Trump has said as validating their own position then the pressure, over the course of this weekend, from constituents onto Conservative members of Parliament will get even greater. I have always liked him", he said, adding he had not spoken with Prime Minister May since Johnson quit.

Asked whether Mrs May should be replaced as Prime Minister, the USA president replied: "Well that's up to the people".

With the arrival of the new head of the British foreign office to replace Boris Johnson, the rhetoric of London will be more diplomatic, but the foreign policy in relation to the European Union and in global relations, remains the same.

Trump's week-long trip to Europe includes a meeting in Brussels with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners, who he has accused of not paying their way, and a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

His comments at a press conference at Chequers came after he told the Sun on Friday that Mr Johnson has "got what it takes" to lead the UK.

"Boris Johnson is a friend of mine". "China's response was measured and as a result I think we've seen the overall risk sentiment in markets improve".

"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. So I think that symbolises how he considers the importance of her leadership in this country right now".

"But personally, I don't think we should have been rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump".

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