US President Donald Trump has intervened in the Brexit debate for the second time today, with Reuters reporting that Trump has made a number of points including hitting out against a second referendum as unfair and expressing his surprise at how badly the UK-EU negotiations have gone.
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According to Reuters he has also reportedly described Brexit as ‘complex’, said that Theresa May didn’t listen to his advice on how to negotiate and has said he’s surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone.
Trump said he is “surprised at how badly its all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation”.
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The US Prez also made clear that he offered the British Prime Minister advice but “she didn’t listen to that”.
“It could have been negotiated in a different manner frankly,” he also said whilst describing a second referendum as “very unfair”.
He added that the European Union had treated the US “very unfairly” when it comes to trade.
This is the second big Brexit intervention from Trump in one day. Earlier he had said: “My Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!”
Unlike Theresa May, Trump knows when to walk away from a bad deal.