Trump says Brexit has gone badly because Theresa May ‘didn’t listen to him’ and everyone made the same point

Trump says Brexit has gone badly because Theresa May ‘didn’t listen to him’ and everyone made the same point

As a self-proclaimed master deal maker, it comes as no surprise that Donald Trump has criticised Theresa May for ignoring his advice on how to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Days after the prime minister’s deal was rejected by MPs for a second time in the fourth-biggest government defeat in history, Trump weighed in with his thoughts.

But what the president failed to mention was that he had previously advised May to sue the EU rather than negotiate a Brexit deal.

Speaking at a press conference in the White House with Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Trump said:

I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of the negotiation, but I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate it, and I think you would have been successful,”

She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine. She’s gotta do what she’s gotta do but I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly. 

I hate to see everything being ripped apart right now.

Trump told a press conference last summer that he had made a “brutal” suggestion to May on Brexit.

May later said on BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Trump had advised her to sue the EU rather than negotiate.

People on Twitter thought that Trump’s recent criticism of May was hilarious, given his previous advice to the PM.

And others pointed out that Trump hasn't exactly been too successful in his own negotiations.

Later on in the press conference, Trump was asked if Brexit day should be delayed.

He replied:

 Well I think they’re probably gonna have to do something because right now they’re in the midst of a very short period of time. 

The end of the month, and they’re not gonna be able to do that. 

But I would like to see, I’d like to see that whole situation with Brexit work out.

At least there's one thing that most people in the UK can probably agree on right now - thank goodness May never took Trump's advice.

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