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Trump to May: 'I Would Have Sued, but That's OK'

President discusses Brexit, tariffs on Mexico, and the anti-Trump protests
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2019 2:11 PM CDT
President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May at a joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London Tuesday.   (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)
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(Newser) – President Trump and Theresa May held a joint news conference Tuesday on the second day of Trump's UK visit, and three main topics were generating headlines: Mexico tariffs, Brexit, and the anti-Trump protests. Highlights:

  • Brexit: May was defending her Brexit negotiations, and she recalled that Trump once advised her to sue the European Union. She declined, and she said Tuesday she got a better deal as a result. Responded Trump: "I would have sued, but that's OK," drawing audience chuckles, per NPR. "She's probably a better negotiator than I am." He added that he believed Brexit would indeed happen and said to May (who is leaving her post over the controversy): "Perhaps you won't be given the credit that you deserve, if they do something. But I think you deserve a lot of credit. I really do."

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