President Trump unleashes on British leader - and it’s really bad

Demonstrators take part in an anti Trump protest in central London on Friday

In the interview, Trump insisted that he would have negotiated the deal differently than May, and he said that he had provided the prime minister his "views on what she should do and how she should negotiate".

Trump and Mrs May are having a working lunch at Chequers, her country retreat in Buckinghamshire today.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement after the interview was published, saying Trump "likes and respects Prime Minister May very much".

"It will certainly be something that we bring up and talk about", the U.S. president said.

"I would say I would give our relationship in terms of grade the highest level of special", Trump said.

While many people are marching in protest of Donald Trump's controversial policies such as the separation of immigrant children from their parents in detention centres and the travel bans, Trump's recent tweets about the United Kingdom are also adding fuel to the fire.

Trump angered European allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit this week and then accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of being too soft with the EU on Brexit negotiations.

"Donald Trump is in many ways a controversialist", he told the BBC. "It's called fake news", he added.

Responding to Trump's criticism of his response to terrorism, Khan said it was "interesting" that the USA president "is not criticising the mayors of other cities" which have also experienced terror attacks.

"I know you'll ask, 'Will we be talking about meddling?' And I will absolutely bring that up", Trump said.

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Trump told The Sun newspaper that May's plan for Brexit had probably killed off the chance of a U.S.

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also resigned citing his disappointment with the proposals, which he said "stick in the throat".

Still, his comments in the Sun caused May intense embarrassment in a week when her cabinet is beset by division, her compromise plan to exit the European Union is being excoriated by her domestic critics, and rebels in her Conservative Party are threatening a no-confidence vote.

His bombshell in the printed media can only have left Mrs May deeply apprehensive about what the President might say when standing alongside her in front of the world's TV cameras following their talks at Chequers on Friday.

May said the United States was "keen" to do a "ambitious" deal with the UK, and added: "We will do a trade deal with them and with others around the rest of the world". "She is just an incredible woman", Trump said.

"I think he is a great representative for your country".

Trump also claimed Khan - with whom he has clashed in the past - has "done a very bad job on terrorism".

The Daily Mail writes that a "rent-a-Lefties" protested in London, and that Mr Trump saw the "best and worst of Britain".

Excerpts from Trump's bombshell interview were published Thursday just as the president was scheduled to dine with May at the palace.

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