Trump UK visit: Foreign minister ridiculed for saying US president hasn’t been ‘rude’ to Theresa May
A international workplace minister has been ridiculed after denying Donald Trump has been “impolite” to Theresa May and insisting his go to is already a “success”.
Sir Alan Duncan additionally dominated out the prime minister hitting again on the president – after he buried her Brexit plan and warned it might “in all probability kill” her hopes of a commerce take care of the US
As an alternative, Sir Alan advised Mr Trump didn’t perceive the plan as a result of he had not seen yesterday’s white paper when he spoke out, claiming: “Occasions have moved on”.
“There isn’t a cause virtually or legally why a commerce deal between us and the US can not occur,” he insisted, chatting with BBC Radio four’s At the moment programme.
Describing Mr Trump as “unconventional”, Sir Alan stated: “I do not assume we see it as impolite. And I feel the environment final night time on the Blenheim dinner was very, very particular truly.”
Requested if the go to was “successful”, he replied: “To this point, most positively,” – and, requested if Ms Might would “come out preventing”, stated: “We might be respectful and well mannered to our visitor.”
Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat chief, accused the minister of burying his head within the sand, telling The Impartial: “These Conservatives don’t even know after they’re being insulted.
“Both that, or they lack the spine to face up for themselves and as an alternative throw up their palms and declare ‘nothing has modified’.”
And Luciana Berger, a Labour supporter of the Individuals’s Vote marketing campaign, stated: “It’s nothing wanting embarrassing for our authorities to return Donald Trump’s insults to our nation with bowing and scraping.
“The Authorities’s disastrous week simply retains getting worse – the Brexit White Paper is a shambles that satisfies no-one, and now Trump is overtly mocking Theresa Might’s negotiating technique.”
A conservative minister, Margot James, additionally hit out at Mr Trump’s heat endorsement of Boris Johnson, tweeting: “No Mr President. Boris Johnson would make a horrible PM.”