May’s Brexit deal threatens U.S.-U.K. trade: Trump

Nov 27, 2018, 5:53 AM EST
Trump said May's Brexit plan is a "great deal for the E.U."
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U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a dim view of British Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union describing it as “a great deal for the bloc,” adding that it could hamper trade between the two countries.

Downing Street promptly dismissed Trump’s notion that the agreement prevents the U.K. from signing trade deals with other countries while admitting that future negotiations with a protectionist U.S. will be “challenging,” notes the BBC.

The British parliament will vote on the deal on December 11, and a rejection of the agreement, could plunge the country into a political and potential financial turmoil, eventually forcing it to crash out of the E.U., reports Al Jazeera.

The two weeks before the vote could see May launch a fierce campaign to drum up support and favorable public opinion for her Brexit plan, which she bills as the closest to deliver on the voters’ will to exit the bloc in 2016.