Trump says Brexit has gone 'badly' because Theresa May ignored his advice

Trump says Brexit has gone 'badly' because Theresa May ignored his advice

U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with visiting Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White Houseto discuss bilateral ties and other issues.

Trump has made the USA economy and trade a cornerstone of his presidency in line with his "America First" campaign, and has sought to renegotiate pacts with China, Canada and Mexico as well as the EU.

"I will tell you, I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation", Trump said, sounding like he wasn't that surprised at all.

Varadkar said that Trump and he each have "a different opinion" of the decision to leave the European Union, and said, "I regret that Brexit's happening".

"I think it'll be a few years until the United Kingdom sorts itself out", predicted Varadkar.

The event saw Varadkar present President Trump with the traditional bowl of shamrock as part of an annual ceremony that dates all the way back to the 1950s. "They'd say, what do you mean you're going to take another vote?" Advocate also notes that Pence's wife, Karen, did not attend the breakfast though Varadkar said, "they were very well briefed", and "they said both Matt and I would be very welcome to visit their home in future". It's a tough situation.

'There was no reason for that to happen. "They are gone now and that's their decision", he said.

President Donald Trump Meets With Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland At The White House

"We also want to negotiate a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union and would like to do that before there is any agreement with the UK".

Trump's intervention on Brexit is very welcome, according to pro-Brexit analyst Niles Gardiner, who worked for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after she left office.

"I think they are probably going to have to do something because right now they are in the midst of a very short period of time - the end of the month - and they are not going to be able to do that". Would you like to express your feelings on Brexit?

Government sources confirmed that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been told that congressman Richard Neale will reintroduce the E3 scheme and has said so to senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

Mr Varadkar added: "I don't believe my country is the only one in the world where this story is possible".

The US President criticised his British counterpart for ignoring his tips on how to strike a good deal with Brussels and said he regretted seeing "everything being ripped apart" as the Brexit crisis deepens.

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