Trump says British PM did not take his advice on Brexit negotiations

# 11:09
15 March 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that British Prime Minister did not take his advice on Brexit negotiations, ONA reports citing official website of White House.

He made this remark in a press conference on Thursday, before the bilateral meeting Prime Minister Varadkar.

Answering to the questions on Brexit, Trump said that it is a very complex thing. “It is tearing a country apart. It’s actually tearing a lot of countries apart. And it’s a shame that it has to be that way. But I think we will stay right in our lane,” he said.

Trump said that he predicted Brexit and gave British PM his ideas on how to negotiate it.

“I predicted it was going to happen, and I was right. And people laughed when I predicted it, and they won by about two points. (….) And I was right. And I will tell you, I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation.

But I gave the Prime Minister my ideas on how to negotiate it. And I think you would’ve been successful. She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine. I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do. But I think it could’ve been negotiated in a different manner, frankly. I hate to see it being — everything being ripped apart right now.”

American president added that he does not think another vote on Brexit would be possible because "it would be very unfair to the people that won."