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Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump slams May over 'very unfortunate' Brexit plan, says 'it will probably kill' US trade deal

While Trump was critical of May, he was full of praise for Johnson, who he called "a very talented guy."

"I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country."

When asked if Johnson could replace May as prime minister, Trump said: "Well, I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister. I think he's got what it takes."

Johnson, a former mayor of London, was the most prominent supporter of Brexit and resigned as foreign secretary after reportedly calling May's plan a "turd." Johnson was slightly more diplomatic in his resignation letter, warning May that Britain was "headed for the status of a colony" within the EU.

Trump also had harsh words for current London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a fervent critic of the president, saying Khan "has done a terrible job" running Europe's third-largest city.

"I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism. I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in."

The president also warned that Britain and Europe was "losing its culture" due to mass migration.

"I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way."

The interview was published online as May greeted Trump at a lavish welcome reception at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Trump's staff has opted to keep him largely out of central London and the swarms of demonstrators who are expected to protest the president's every move during his two-day stay in the U.K.

Fox News' Serafin Gomez and The Associated Press contributed to this report.