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Trump sharply criticizes British leader's handling of Brexit

Trump sharply criticizes British leader's handling of Brexit

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was "surprised at how badly" Brexit has gone and that UK Prime Minister Theresa May ignored his advice on how to better handle negotiations.

Speaking on Thursday, Trump then took aim at the possibility of a second referendum on leaving the European Union, which he deemed "unfair" on those who had campaigned successfully for Brexit in 2016.

"I will tell you, I'm surprised at how badly it has all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation. I hate to see everything being ripped apart right now".

The US president also said he did not think another vote on Brexit would be possible because it would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a US trade deal with the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU.

Mrs Foster has said she hopes to invite Mr Trump to attend the Open Championship at Portrush this July. We want to make sure there is trade between Britain and Ireland.

"We have a different opinion, president", said the Irish prime minister.

But the tensions over Brexit served this year to highlight a divide between the two countries with Ireland embracing the Trump questions why European nations continue to marry their economies together instead of going it alone on issues like trade.

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Ahead of that make or break moment, U.S. president Trump gave his take on how well things are going.

Leo Varadkar brought along his partner Dr. Matt Barrett during his breakfast visit to Vice President Mike Pence's residence in Washington, DC. Irish leaders say a new formal border would put profitable commerce at risk and invoke the ghosts of the bloody conflicts in Northern Ireland known as the Irish Troubles. "I regret that Brexit's happening". "There is every expectation in Washington that a U.S. -U.K. trade deal could be in place by the end of 2019 if Brexit goes forward this month and Britain successfully leaves the Customs Union".

"I thought it would happen, it did happen, and both sides are very, very cemented in".

Until the 1998 Good Friday agreement, violence in the previous three decades in Northern Ireland killed more than 3,500 people.

Mr Trump has said he will be visiting the Republic of Ireland at some point this year.

This prompted Mr Trump to complain about how the U.S. was treated in trade talks with the European Union and he warned of tariffs being slapped on European Union products.

"We shouldn't have a hard border or anything to obstruct the peace process".