President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth for tea

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Trump said the prime minister was doing a "fantastic" job and branded the interview as "fake news".

It's a mess, and that's not Donald Trump's fault. "The Chequers agreement reached last week provides the platform for Donald and me to pursue an ambitious deal that works for both countries right across our economies".

Talking about his "friend" Johnson, Trump said: "I have a lot of respect for Boris. But it is too bad what is going on", he continued.

His shock departure was the second resignation of a Cabinet "big beast" in less than 24 hours, after Brexit secretary David Davis walked out late on Sunday. "She's a total professional, because when I saw her this morning I said, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you"'.

Trump will later Friday take tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, before spending the weekend in Scotland on a private visit that will likely take in 18 holes at one of the property magnate's golf courses, where more protesters await him.

Trump, a long-time supporter of Brexit, said he had advised May to leave the European Union in a different way but was ignored.

May likewise glossed over the comments in the Sun.

Published on Thursday, the 104-page document calls for close economic ties with the bloc through a new free trade area as well as a "common rulebook" for goods.

"They asked for my opinion and I think you will agree I said Brexit will happen, and it did happen".

He first retold the false story in an interview with The Sun, a British newspaper.

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During his 28 hours there, Trump disparaged longtime North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into a frenzied emergency session.

As for Johnson, Trump said: "I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he's got what it takes".

He repeated the falsehood during a press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe.

He also attacked Sadiq Khan for allowing a giant "Trump baby" blimp to fly over Westminster and said the London Mayor had done a "very bad job" on tackling terrorism and crime in the capital.

She had been looking to Trump in this visit to help her sell her Brexit plan by promising generous bilateral trade deals for Britain after it leaves the European Union.

Trump also blasted Londoners in general, for protesting his arrival in England, and said that he "used to love London as a city", but added "when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"

Trump planned to meet with May again Friday for lunch and the two were scheduled to hold a joint press conference. He added, "I think he is a great representative for your country".

"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the frightful things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in".

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