Fake news? Tape proves he said it
DONALD Trump denied his own words from an onthe-record interview in which he criticised Theresa May, branding the story ‘fake news’.
But as the US president dismissed the quotes, which were from an interview with The Sun, the tabloid released audio of the interview confirming he said exactly what it had reported.
‘I actually told Theresa May how to do [Brexit], but she didn’t listen to me,’ Mr Trump said in the interview, adding that the course outlined in her White Paper would ‘kill’ the chances of a future trade deal between the US and UK.
He also suggested the plan, which involves Britain mirroring EU rules on goods, was the opposite of what he told Mrs May to negotiate.
Yesterday at a press conference, he walked back on his Brexit comments, saying: ‘I don’t know what they’re going to do but whatever you do is okay with me – that’s your decision. Just make sure we can trade together.’