President Trump is in the UK. He arrived after leaving the wreckage he created at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium. Trump wasted no time, attacking and belittling UK Prime Minister Theresa May in an exclusive interview with the British tabloid The Sun.
In the tabloid interview, the president railed against May’s handling of Brexit, even saying that he told her what to do and she did not listen. The tabloid published the story as the president was having dinner with May.
On the heels of that humiliating interview, the president held a press conference with May where he attempted to repair some of the damage he created. During that conference, the president touched on some of his favorite topics.
He took his hostility for the media with him on his trip across the pond. During the news conference, Jim Acosta of CNN called out a question to the president. Trump shouted back to Acosta, “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN.”
The president then said, “let’s go to a real network,” giving the question to John Roberts of Fox News. Acosta said, “We’re a real network, too, sir,” but he was ignored. John Roberts got the question.
The president also talked about immigration during the press conference. He claimed that immigration has hurt Europe. May politely disagreed, highlighting how welcoming immigrants has benefitted her country.
On Friday, tens of thousands of Brits took to the streets in London to protest the president’s visit. The president addressed the possibility of widespread protest before arriving in the UK on Thursday. He dismissed the suggesti0on and said, “I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the U.K. I think they agree with me on immigration.”
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 13, 2018