Trump Blasts Theresa May on His Wrecking Ball Tour Through Europe

Ahead of his official visits in Britain, Donald Trump gave an interview to the Sun in which he blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, saying she blew it by not taking his advice to mount a soft Brexit strategy, and threatening her that maintaining close ties to the Eurpean Union would ruin Britain's chances of a trade deal with the United States.

"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K., so it will probably kill the deal," Trump told the Sun. "We are cracking down right now on the European Union because they have not treated the United States fairly on trading."

His criticism of May was shockingly insulting, garnering headlines like this one at the Guardian: "With Criticism of May's Brexit, Trump Detonates a Diplomatic Grenade."

He then incredibly asserted that the relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. is "very, very strong."

"We arrived here last night and we had a dinner where I think we probably never developed a better relationship," Trump told reporters in brief remarks. "The relationship is very, very strong. We really have a very good relationship."

Minutes ago, during a joint presser with May, Trump went on about what an incredible woman she is, and how he's gotten to know her well over the last two days, because they ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together.

The entire presser has been an utter disgrace. Like his visit to Britain so far, like his performance at the NATO summit, and, presumably, as his behavior with Putin will be in a few days.

He is an enormous embarrassment, and would that humiliating the country were the worst of it. But he is also incredibly dangerous. Intentionally so.

It's difficult to watch, but it would be irresponsible to look away.

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