United Kingdom Trump weakens May’s hand, says Brexit deal ‘good for EU’

US President Donald Trump dealt a major blow to Britain’s Theresa May on Monday telling reporters that the draft Brexit deal could prevent the US and the UK from striking out a trade agreement.

Trump told reporters outside the White House that the Withdrawal Agreement — approved by EU leaders on Sunday — “sounds like a great deal for the EU.”

“Right now if you look at the deal, (the UK) may not be able to trade with us. And that wouldn’t be a good thing. I don’t think they meant that,” he added.

Ambitious agreement’ possible

Downing Street quickly rebutted Trump’s take and said the political declaration, agreed with the European Union, allows the UK to sign trade deals with countries including the US.

“We have already been laying the groundwork for an ambitious agreement with the US through our joint working groups, which have met five times so far,” May’s office added.

But the US leader’s comments are likely to fuel opposition to the deal, already virulent in Britain’s Parliament.

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