US President Donald Trump warned the Brexit deal could undermine UK-US trade just as the British prime minister launched a nationwide tour to whip up support Tuesday for an agreement that has divided Britain.
Theresa May headed to Wales and Northern Ireland, hours after Trump said it seemed like a “great deal” for the EU that could block Britain from striking its own trade agreement with the United States.
May has two weeks to convince the public, and, crucially, a divided parliament, before a vote in the House of Commons on December 11 that risks ending in a humiliating defeat and sinking the deal.
Trump warned that the terms of the deal might block a future trade deal between London and Washington and suggested May had made a mistake.
“Sounds like a great deal for the EU,” he said at the White House, adding: “we have to take a look at seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade”. Read more