Trump to May: Screw Brexit, Sue EU

UK PM says she'll continue negotiations
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2018 5:41 AM CDT
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump attend a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018.   (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
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(Newser) – With Theresa May mired in negotiations and controversy regarding Brexit, she says President Trump gave her some advice: "He told me I should sue the EU—not go into negotiations," the British PM tells the BBC. She quickly added to her interviewer, per the New York Times, "Actually, no, no, we are going into negotiations with them." Trump earlier alluded to his advice, noting at a press conference that May seemed to find it too "brutal." Adds May, seemingly noting a contradiction in Trump's advice: "Interestingly, what the president also said at that press conference was, 'Don’t walk away. Don't walk away from those negotiations because then you'll be stuck.' So I want us to be able to sit down to negotiate the best deal for Britain."

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