Fake news? Tape proves he said it

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.’

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