At the press conference, he said he has "a lot of respect for the prime minister" and that whatever she does with Brexit is "OK with me". He called the Brexit negotiations "a very tough situation" and said the only thing "I ask of Theresa" is that the two nations can trade, "because we want to trade with the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom wants to trade with us".
Trump had said that May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the United States "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of the UK. The U.S. President also noted that her rival Boris Johnson would make a "great" Prime Minister, once again slammed the Washington Post and took aim at London Mayor in the bombshell interview.
"Once we have our agreement with the European Union in place, I'm confident that there will be the latitude and the ability to do a significant trade deal with the United States".
Trump had words of praise, however, for former British Foreign Minister Johnson who resigned earlier this week over the soft Brexit strategy, saying Johnson would "make a great prime minister".
The President and his wife will travel to Windsor on Friday afternoon to meet the Queen, before flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at Trump's Turnberry golf resort which will be private.
Trump blamed London mayor Sadiq Khan for allowing the protests and blasted the city's first Muslim leader as weak on terror and crime. "One of the reasons I got elected was because of immigration, I felt that Brexit had the upper hand, and most people didn't agree with me".
Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby in north London on July 10, 2018 ahead of a demonstration in London to coincide with the visit of the US president. In denying a query from CNN anchor Jim Acosta, Trump said that "CNN is fake news. I think he (Khan) has done a very bad job on terrorism", Trump told The Sun newspaper.
"I read reports that won't be possible but after speaking to May's people it will absolutely be possible". "I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, I can tell you".
The U.S. can not negotiate a trade deal with the United Kingdom until that date Theresa May cited, which is in 2019.
Following a visit to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst on Friday morning, Trump flew to Chequers in Buckinghamshire by helicopter to avoid the protesters who are demonstrating his visit. "But it is too bad what is going on". "Paris Nice, Brussels, Berlin, cities in American have all suffered terror attacks so it's for President Trump to explain why he singled me as the mayor of London out", he said.
As he began a four-day visit to Britain on Thursday, Trump, a major supporter of Brexit, told The Sun that he had advised May to go about leaving the European Union in a different way but was ignored.
"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the disgusting things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in".