Donald Trump says Theresa May didn't listen to his advice on Brexit

Geraldine Edwards
March 17, 2019

He said: "I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation".

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018.

"I also knew at the time that I lived in a country where, if I tried to be myself at the time, I would have ended up breaking laws", he said. I gave the Prime Minister my ideas on how to negotiate it and I think you would have been successful.

"People often ask me what I felt on Inauguration Day when I raised my right hand", Pence said.

"I can tell you it's a very complex thing that's going on right now", Trump said of Britain's drawn-out and drama-filled divorce from the European Union.

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President Donald Trump with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House in Washington D.C. during his visit to the US.

"We are doing very well with China talks", he told reporters.

While speaking to the press, Trump mentioned his property in Doonbeg, Clare and said that he plans on visiting Ireland.

"Greater trade between us reinforces a comprehensive alliance that goes far beyond the economic, providing for our national security and bringing prosperity to our people", Fox said in a statement in response to Trump's tweet.

Just ahead of Saint Patrick's Day, Ireland's openly gay prime minister Leo Varadkar and his boyfriend had brunch with the one and only Mike Pence. "I predicted it was going to happen", he said.

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He added that Mr Trump was supportive of the peace process in Ireland and that he wanted to avoid a hard border.

Mr Varadkar also said the leaders spoke about the issue of the undocumented Irish in the US. But that has been parked as an European Union proposal and we are now looking for a global solution from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and I think that is the right approach.

At the Capitol Hill lunch hosted by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Mr Varadkar avoided remarks similar to his infamous windfarm gaffe previous year.

Amid this week's Westminster turmoil, Mr Trump criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the UK's departure from the EU.

Pence glossed over the Brexit disagreement as he welcomed Varadkar for the breakfast, and grew nostalgic as he recounted his grandfather's emigration from Ireland and his own affection for the country.

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The event saw Varadkar present President Trump with the traditional bowl of shamrock as part of an annual ceremony that dates all the way back to the 1950s.

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