Trump: US and UK will strike a 'great trade deal'

By On July 16, 2018

Trump: US and UK will strike a 'great trade deal'

U.S. President Donald Trump (left) and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands during a joint press conference at Chequers on July 13, 2018 | Brenda n Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump has “no doubt” Washington will strike a “great trade deal” with the U.K. following last week’s visit, which he described as “absolutely perfect.”

“We would make a great deal with the United Kingdom because they have product that we like,” Trump said in an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV’s “Good Morning Britain,” which is set to screen Monday night. “I mean they have a lot of great product. They make phenomenal things, you know.”

“I think we’re going to have a great trade deal, I’ve really no doubt about it,” he added, according to a preview of the interview in the Daily Mail, despite concerns Theresa May’s latest Brexit proposal won’t allow Britain the freedom to strike its own trade deals.

“We’re going to get it. I said [to Theresa May], ‘Make sure you have a carve out, you have to ha ve a carve out’ â€" where no matter what happens they have the right to make a deal with the United States.”

Trump insisted his visit to the U.K. â€" where he met with May and held talks with the queen at Windsor Castle â€" was a success, despite the presence of thousands of protesters in central London and in Scotland, where he spent the weekend at his golf resort.

“Some of them are protesting in my favor, you know that? There are many, many protests in my favor,” he said, referring to a rally of Trump supporters that took place Saturday but drew a much smaller crowd than the anti-Trump protests that took over central London and attracted around 100,000 people.

Trump also praised the queen, calling her “fantastic,” “amazing” and a “beautiful woman.” According to Trump, the two discussed Brexit and agreed it is “a very complex problem.”

Asked about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Trump said it is “too early to say” whether they would be “friends or enemies,” but claimed they would likely “get along very well.”

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