I don't care if 'Trump baby' blimp offends president, London mayor says

I don't care if 'Trump baby' blimp offends president, London mayor says

I don't care if 'Trump baby' blimp offends president, London mayor says

Theresa May and Donald Trump entered a news conference on Friday holding hands and went out of their way to praise one another's leadership, a day after the USA president assailed her Brexit strategy and said one of her political opponents would make a good prime minister. I did give Theresa, who I like-I did give her my views on what she should do and how she should negotiate.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Trump slammed May's plans for Brexit and praised her political rival Boris Johnson.

"I said, 'I want to apologise because I said such good things about you, ' And she said, 'Don't worry, it's only the press, '" Trump said of their purported conversation.

Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry has leapt to Theresa May's defence after Donald Trump's astonishing Brexit attack - branding it "extraordinarily rude". One protest group has been given permission for a balloon in the president's image, shaded in orange and dressed in a diaper, known as the "Trump Baby Blimp", to hover over Parliament Square Garden.

'I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me.

"No, if they do that I would say that that would probably end a major trade relationship with the United States. I think you're losing your culture".

Trump said, however, that he "feels unwelcome" in London due to the thousands of people expected to protest in the British capital, as well as other cities. I haven't been there in a long time. "I think he's got what it takes, and I think he's got the right attitude to be a great prime minister".

Khan told BBC Radio Friday, "The idea that you can blame (a rise in crime) on immigration from Africa is I think preposterous and we should call him out when he does so".

Despite an audio recording being released of the interview, Mr Trump claimed he "didn't criticise" the PM and said he has a "lot of respect" for her.

May and Trump are scheduled to hold talks and a joint news conference on Friday.

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said Mr Trump was "determined to insult" Mrs May.

"I am not pitting one against the other", Trump said of Johnson and May. "I think he is a great representative for your country", Trump told the newspaper.

After almost 18 months in office, Trump finally visited the United Kingdom this week, allowing protesters who've been preparing more than a year for this to unleash their fury. On Friday he travels to Windsor Castle, about 22 miles west of London, to meet with Queen Elizabeth II.

In the Sun story, Trump also criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the city's first Muslim mayor who's been highly critical of Trump's immigration policies.

We've looked at this before, and though it's rare, there is a clear instance of Trump apologizing - after the Access Hollywood tape, in which he described assaulting women, leaked just before the 2016 election.

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