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Trump on May’s Brexit plan: ‘I don’t know if that is what they voted for’

12 July 2018

12:38 PM

12 July 2018

12:38 PM

Theresa May’s Chequers’ Brexit blueprint hasn’t got off to the best start this week. Before the white paper has even been published, she has seen her Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary quit – along with a growing backbench rebellion. Now President Trump has offered his verdict – and it’s not what you could call a diplomatic help:

‘I am going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations.

I would say Brexit is Brexit. The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that’s what they would do, but maybe they’re taking a different route – I don’t know if that is what they voted for.’

On May’s plan, Trump says it seems as though the UK is ‘getting at least partially involved back with the European Union’.

No 10 must be thrilled about the prospect of Friday’s joint press conference between May and Trump.

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