Trump undermines May on Brexit

amenx

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Donald Trump has dramatically undermined Theresa May’s Brexit plan, saying: “I'm not sure that's what people voted for”

In an extraordinary intervention in British domestic politics, the US president told reporters at the Nato summit that her proposals would leave the UK “partially involved with the EU”...

The explosive remarks – even before Mr Trump arrives in the UK – will fuel Downing Street fears that his visit will have an impact on her attempts to calm Tory anger over Brexit...


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-trump-visit-latest-theresa-may-referendum-vote-a8443806.html

I dont think he undermined May. They all know he's f---ing idiot, so will probably let it slide. If it was any other U.S. president, it would have indeed undermined May. Still, it goes to show that the UK has an absolute moron for an ally who is capable of embarrassing them as well as his own country.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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"They" are many people and while they know Trump is an idiot May isn't exactly loved as I understand things and having Trump pick her apart will be something opponents will use as a weapon at some point.
 

UNCjigga

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Something tells me Donnie and Boris may have talked before Boris abruptly resigned, too.

Pretty shameful for a US President to be throwing his greatest ally under the bus like that. Gloves are off, world leaders. Please start calling him out for what he is.
 
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Something tells me Donnie and Boris may have talked before Boris abruptly resigned, too.

Pretty shameful for a US President to be throwing his greatest ally under the bus like that. Gloves are off, world leaders. Please start calling him out for what he is.
Mind you, you could see this coming to a degree. It often feels like it's just a matter of time before Trump throws everyone under the bus.
 
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Indus

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Well at some point UK will have to realize since it can't count on America.. is it worth staying in the EU to be able to count on France, Germany?
 
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Triloby

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Implying that May didn't undermine the Brexit plan by herself due to her incompetence (as well as the rest of the Tories).
 
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I dont think he undermined May. They all know he's f---ing idiot, so will probably let it slide.
And at this point doesn't everyone just assume that if Trump says something it is probably a lie?
But either way it is bad optics. Having the Trump talking about it at all is probably not helpful, because as unpopular as Trump is in the UK I don't think him supporting her position would help her either. This is a simple case of Trump not being capable of anything approaching diplomacy.
 
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momeNt

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If the UK goes through with Brexit, America will put them in the "back of the queue" in terms of trade deals.
 

IronWing

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Implying that May didn't undermine the Brexit plan by herself due to her incompetence (as well as the rest of the Tories).
My thought is that May knows Brexit is a terrible idea and is stalling in hopes that a political reversal occurs before she implements it.
 

momeNt

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Tariff on allies, suspend sanction on Russia.
Besides holding back on additional sanctions - have any existing sanctions been suspended?

Is Russia truly at the front of the queue? Which trade partner with the USA would rather be in Russia's shoes right now in terms of trade relations with the USA?
 

sdifox

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Besides holding back on additional sanctions - have any existing sanctions been suspended?

Is Russia truly at the front of the queue? Which trade partner with the USA would rather be in Russia's shoes right now in terms of trade relations with the USA?

Suspending Russia saction and slapping tariffs on allies put Russia in front of the allies does it not?
 

sdifox

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That would be new Russian sanctions. It can only be suspended if they have ever been in effect.

Have any been lifted? Can you name a trade partner that would want to switch places with Russia right now?

Lol you understand this is all US's doing right? Like everyone else wants a trade war.
 

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