Trump expecting "very powerful" trade deal with Britain

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 11, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May had invited Trump to Britain in January during their first meeting in Washington, when the two leaders hailed the beginning of a new "special relationship" between the countries.

The Prime Minister said she hoped Mr Trump would rejoin the Paris Agreement from which he has announced United States withdrawal.

The Guardian reported that Mr Trump said he would put off his state visit until the general public were happy about it, but the claims were dismissed by USA officials.

The President told reporters he and the Prime Minister spoke on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit and are working on a 'powerful deal'.

"I think we'll have that done very, very quickly", Trump said.

President Trump said he will be visiting London at some point, however when asked when he replied, "We'll work that out".

"The outcome is good?.?.?.?We have a G20 communique not a G19 communique", said an European Union official on Saturday.

May is looking to secure a deal with the USA as Britain renegotiates its terms of trade with the European Union ahead of Brexit - its withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc.

The invitation sparked a backlash from left-wingers, who said that the President should be blocked from receiving the honour.

Trump was said to not be keen on a visit to the United Kingdom if he received a frosty reception, or if there was a potential for protests happening against him. A possible visit in the autumn had also been mooted at one stage.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on June 21, 2017 ahead of the State Opening of Parliament.

In Poland yesterday ahead of the G20 summit in Germany, Trump said he stood firmly behind the mutual defence commitments of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and criticised Russian Federation.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had also argued with Trump for his travel ban measures.

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