President Trump urges British Prime Minister Theresa May to “stick around” so the pair can reach a trade deal despite her recent announcement to step down amid Brexit turmoil.
The president made the remarks during a roundtable Tuesday saying, “I don’t know what your timetable is, but… stick around, let’s do this deal.”
President Trump continued by saying he believes the United Kingdom could take part in a “substantial” trade deal with the United States.
His remarks come just days before May will step down as Tory Leader after failing to reach a deal on Brexit.
The president and May took part in talks regarding trade, defense, and other topics before participating in a joint press conference.
“This evening, we thank God for the brave sons of the United Kingdom and the United States, who defeated the Nazis and the Nazi regime, and liberated millions from tyranny. The bond between our nations was forever sealed in that great crusade.” pic.twitter.com/wqXT8ZGik1
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 3, 2019
President Trump and the First Lady are expected to host a dinner at the Winfield House Tuesday night with members of the Royal Family.
Wednesday they will take part in a commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth, shortly before both the president and First Lady are expected to travel to Ireland.
President Trump is slated to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar before traveling to France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday.