The awkward moment Trump repeatedly said he thinks Boris would make a great PM, while standing next to the current PM.
Trump contradicting himself and telling deliberate demonstrable untruths every time he opens his mouth at this press conference. Shambles.
“… Just make sure you can trade with us…”
Number 10 has repeatedly insisted to Guido over the last week that their Chequers deal will allow them to do a trade deal with the US. It seems President Trump disagrees. Full quotes from the The Sun.
On Brexit negotiations:
“I would have done it much differently. I told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me… Deals that take too long are never good ones. If you look, she probably went the opposite way.”
On the Cabinet’s Chequers compromise:
“I think the deal she is striking is not what the people voted on, exactly. It was not the deal that was in the Referendum… it will definitely affect trade with the United States unfortunately in a negative way… Trump tells me: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.”
“He is a very talented guy. I was very saddened to see that he was leaving Government and I hope he goes back in at some point because… I think he is a great representative for your country. I think he’s got what it takes and I think he has got the right attitude to be a great Prime Minister.”
President Trump on May’s Brexit deal:
“I would say that Brexit is Brexit. … The people voted to break it up. So I would imagine that’s what they’ll do. But maybe they’ll take a different route, I’m not sure that’s what they voted for.”
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield has attempted to ‘ban’ Donald Trump from the city. Magid Magid, the youngest ever individual to hold the ceremonial post at 28, is a Green Party councillor (naturally). He made the announcement to the city council last night while wearing a sombrero. He also instituted ‘Mexico solidarity day’ in Sheffield and described Trump as a “wasteman”…
Magid has become an internet celebrity since he took office. At official functions he sports his official mayoral livery collar along with a t-shirt and tartan beret. At monthly council meetings he insists on a break in proceedings so that a performing artist can entertain officials. At one meeting he interrupted a bitter debate over tree felling in order for a magic show to take place, during which another councillor pumped up a toy rocket and fired it at the press bench. He has previously appeared on Channel 4 show Hunted. Banter era of local politics…
The 12-second handshake will go down in history: the first time a President of the United States has met a North Korean leader. A monumental summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump took place at a luxury hotel in Singapore overnight. As they walked off side-by-side after shaking hands, Kim said to Trump (through an interpreter):
“Many people in the world will think of this as a form of fantasy from a science fiction movie.”
Here’s what happened…
The pair enjoyed a working lunch and a joint stroll together around the hotel grounds. They then signed a document – not yet officially released – stating:
“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Kim has already left. A press conference with President Trump is expected to get underway now. Tough morning for Trump critics…
The world is waking up to new hope for peace on the Korean peninsula after an historic meeting between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in overnight. The North Korean dictator shook hands with the South Korean President at the Joint Security Area in the truce village of Panmunjon. Moon briefly stood in North Korea with Kim before the two departed for talks, including on the North’s now suspended ICBM tests. The White House also released pics of Kim meeting CIA director Mike Pompeo over Easter. All eyes now on Trump’s summit with Kim which looks likely to go ahead…
When foreign affairs leads the news thoughts naturally turn to Jeremy Corbyn. The visit must be making interesting watching in the leader’s office, especially for top aide and general election campaign chief Andrew Murray, who is on record saying:
“We should also be alert to the very real dangers in the Fareast and around Peoples Korea. The clear desire of the USA to effect regime change in its second axis of evil target could well provoke an armed clash there, too. Our Party has already made its basic position of solidarity with Peoples Korea clear.”
Trump will end up with the peace prize at this rate. It’ll be entertaining watching those who want to ban the President from London today…
“The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July. He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course.”
World Cup and Wimbledon finals weekend, Theresa May’s second anniversary as PM and a partial solar eclipse. Date for your diaries…
President Trump u-turns:
“Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!”
President Trump tweets criticising the NHS:
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The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care.