Trump surprised at “how badly” Brexit negotiations have gone

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump voiced Thursday his surprise “how badly” the Brexit has gone “from the standpoint of the negotiations.” In remarks to reporters at the Oval Office alongside the Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Trump said that he gave the British Prime Minister “ideas on how to negotiate it and I think it would have been successful. She didn’t listen to that and its fine, she’s got to do what she’s got to do.” “I hate to see everything be ripped part right now,” he added.

“I don’t thing another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won.” He affirmed “I thought it would happen, it did happen,” and that it is a “a tough situation.” “Frankly it is a shame and there was no reason for that to happen. They could have had the vote and it should have gone smoothly, unfortunately it didn’t. Very complicated issue.” Trump continued saying “I would like to see the whole situation with Brexit worked out.” “It is very sad to see what’s happening and there was no reason.” Meanwhile, Trump indicated “we can do a very big trade deal with the UK. We are also re-negotiating our trade deal with the European groups.” He added that the EU have been “very tough over the years,” and that now “they’re willing to talk to us and if they don’t talk to us we’ll do something that is very severe economically. We’re going to tariff a lot of their products coming in.” “The European Union treats us very very unfairly, so it will probably work out, they’re negotiating,” he affirmed. “Otherwise we’ll do something that will be good for the United State.” For his part, Varadkar said “we have a different opinion, I regret that Brexit’s happening and the UK was a really important part of the European Union. But they’re going now and that’s their decision.” He added “the most important thing for us in Ireland is that their decision to leave shouldn’t cause any problems in Northern Ireland where people actually voted to stay, and that we shouldn’t have a hard border, or anything to disrupt the peace process.” “Also we want to make sure we still have frictionless trade between Britain and Ireland because I believe in free trade. I think it’ll be a few years until the UK sorts itself out, but in the meantime the EU is available to talk trade with the US,” he stressed.

Earlier today, Trump tweeted “my Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!”

Source: Kuwait News Agency