President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged full cooperation on trade and other issues Friday, easing tensions following Trump's explosive interview in which he criticized her handling of "Brexit" and called into question a U.S. -U.K. trade deal.
The figures were revealed after Mr Trump criticised Theresa May's Brexit plans in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying they would "kill" any chance of a trade deal with the US.
Trump went as far as to suggest that a "soft" Brexit could endanger any unilateral trade deal reached between the United States and the U.K.
"The relationship is very, very strong, we really have a very good relationship".
Thousands of protesters marched in London on Friday against Donald Trump's visit to Britain, in what was shaping up to be one of the largest demonstrations seen anywhere outside the US against the sitting president.
He had used a Thursday morning press conference in Brussels to attack the Prime Minister's Brexit plan and highlight Cabinet divisions. One protest group has been given permission for a balloon in the president's image, shaded in orange and dressed in a diaper, known as the "Trump Baby Blimp", to hover over Parliament Square Garden. He also said she "wrecked" Brexit, which he supports. I think he is a great representative for your country, ' Trump said, the Guardian reported.
There's a new petition calling for the baby balloon to be taken to Scotland and for it to fly over the golf course where Trump will be present on Saturday.
Johnson, the president said, "would be a great prime minister".
He said: "I have seen no evidence that this crime has been brought in by immigration from Africa or other parts of the world to Europe".
On Boris Johnson, Trump said again he thought the former foreign secretary would make a great prime minister. "We want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him".
Sterling fell half a percent to a 1 1/2-week low of $1.3131, partly on Trump's comments in the newspaper interview.
The President's remarks to The Sun materially damaged her biggest project on the eve of his visit, and he had gone out of his way to praise her political rival who had quit in protest at her Brexit plans earlier in the week. After meeting with May, a scheduled joint news conference was to be dominated by the fallout from the interview before he visits Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Trump, however, is the most unconventional of modern USA presidents and there is some anxiety in Britain about whether he will adhere to protocol.
At the time, Khan also said "Trump is not welcome here" in London. He reportedly threatened to pull the USA out of the military alliance unless other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members-largely European countries-don't immediately increase their military spending levels.
After his comments overnight about his British government hosts, you wouldn't think Donald Trump would be the one to take offence.