Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The British Prime Minister May, with her proposals this week, has thrown out the chance of a Brexit favorable to the British. Therefore, a new free trade agreement between the US and the United Kingdom will no longer happen. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson would be a good prime minister. And British culture disappears due to immigrants.
On Thursday evening, Prime Minister May gave the president a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born.
A dinner where several British Big Business fat cats were present as well.
But while the dining was still going on, The Sun published the conversation with Trump at the American embassy in Brussels. In an audio recording he explains that he tried to advise May, but that she has ignored his advice. …
Trump goes on to say that he thinks that ex-Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, a political rival of May, who resigned this week, would be a good prime minister. “He would be a great prime minister, he’s got what it takes.” …
Furthermore, Trump calls immigration in Europe “a shame”. “I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. What has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”
“I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago”
For Trump, the fight against immigration in his own country is high on the agenda: this is why border guards act harshly against illegal immigrants. A policy in which sometimes very young children were separated from their parents, he had to rescind it after a storm of criticism at home and abroad.
Trump also attacked London Mayor Khan because of immigration: according to Trump, he is guilty of the terrorist attacks in the capital, because he has admitted so many immigrants to London. The Sun quotes a source from the Khan administration pointing out in a reaction that [Theresa May‘s, later Conservative party colleague Amber Rudd‘s] Home Office decides about immigration, not the municipalities. …
Trump will be having lunch with Prime Minister May at her Checkers estate, about 60 miles outside London, and will meet Queen Elisabeth at Windsor Castle, which is also outside London. Later he will travel to Scotland, where he owns several golf resorts.
US President Donald Trump arrived in the UK intent on exploiting the raging crisis of the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit to assert US imperialism’s interests in Europe: here.
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt completed a three-day visit to the United States Thursday. Hunt gave his first major foreign policy speech and met Trump administration officials, but also utilised the trip to deliver an unprecedented endorsement of Boris Johnson, who he replaced as foreign secretary, as a potential “great” replacement for beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May: here.
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