One of the first issues the president handled was wishing the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May well in the future as she steps down from her seat when her successor is chosen.
Her allies made a statement in protest in the streets with a baby balloon of Trump floating in a parade.
A few days before she made the announcement of her resignation, President Trump complimented her with this statement, “I have greatly enjoyed working with you. You are a tremendous professional and a person who loves her country very much.”
As he is known for being blunt, he also added his own version when it came to the European Union and the Prime Minister’s negotiations, “I would have sued and settled, maybe, but you never know. She’s probably a better negotiator than I am.”
He also said, The deal May came away with was a good one, and perhaps you won’t be given the credit you deserve.”
Prime Minister May responded, “I still believe, I personally believe, that it is in the best interest of the U.K. to leave the European Union with a deal. I believe there is a good deal on the table. Obviously, it will be whoever succeeds me as prime minister to take this issue forward. What is paramount, I believe, is delivering on Brexit for the British people.”
President Trump told the crowd, “Britain and the U.S. would be able to strike a phenomenal trade deal once the U.K. had left the EU. Everything including, the National Health Service would be on the table in future trade negotiations.”
The Brexit Britons cheered at this statement. They are concerned the U.S. health care firms would want more than their share.
The president touched base on the intelligence between the U.S. and the U.K. He stated there would be “no limitations,” and the United States is working to ban Huawei, which is a company out of China, over trade concerns and espionage.
When it comes to politics in other nations, it is best kept to leaving it to the other nations. President Trump stated he would not make any statements on the U.K.’s internal affairs.
Not long after this, he made a comment in praise of Boris Johnson, a Conservative lawmaker, and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Both are in the running for Prime Minister May’s seat.
He also took shots at the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has criticized Trump on several occasions.
After his statements, President Trump met with Nigel Farage, who is a Brexit Pary leader, and after he sent out his famous tweets, they “had a good meeting.”
President Trump wants a “hard Brexit” in power to keep the U.K. out of the E.U. while others want a second referendum to keep them within the European Union.
There was an economic meeting held at St. James’ Palace with ten companies between the two countries, five from each one.
Senior representatives and CEOs gathered from the following companies, Bechtel and Splunk, Goldman Sachs International, Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan, Reckitt Benckiser, National Grid, Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, and BAE Systems.
Inside the economic meeting was business while more protesters gathered outside, and across the streets of London near Parliament Square.
Along with the big baby balloon of Trump, there was a sixteen-foot statue look-alike of President Trump on a toilet of gold.
The protesters were many, but Trump overlooked them and stated, “I see thousands of people in the streets cheering and waving U.S. and U.K. flags, but just a very, very small group of protesters. There was great love.”
President Trump and Melania commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944.
It is possible this will be the last time some of the veterans will witness D-Day, so they wanted to make everything as special as possible. It will be held with great honor and remembrance.