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Trump ‘surprised at how badly’ Brexit has been going
US President Donald Trump weighed-in on the upheaval surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU on Thursday, saying that he is “surprised at how badly” the negotiations have been going and that the Brexit debate is “tearing the country apart.”
He also criticized May’s handling of the negotiations, saying that she did not heed his advice.
“She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine. I mean … she’s got to do what she’s got to do. But I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly,” Trump told reporters at the White House ahead of a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Trump added that he still hopes to secure a “large scale” trade agreement with the UK.
rs/jm (AP, AFP, Reuters)
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