Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Mr Trump said the deal sounded like it would be good for the European Union, but he was concerned about where the deal left trade between the UK and the United States.
‘I think we have to take a look seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade. Because right now if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us,’ he said. ‘And that wouldn’t be a good thing. I don’t think they meant that.’
President Trump told reporters outside the White House today that the deal ‘looks good the EU’ as he warned on the impact it could have on UK-US trade
The President said he hoped Mrs May would be able to address the problem, but did not specify which provision of the deal he was worried about.
‘I don’t think that the Prime Minister meant that,’ he said. ‘And, hopefully, she’ll be able to do something about that.
‘But, right now, as the deal stands she may not, they may not, be able to trade with the US. And, I don’t think they want that at all.’
The intervention came just hours after the Prime Minister spoke in the Commons to defend her draft withdrawal agreement, which was signed off by the EU yesterday.
She faces the mammoth task of getting it through a divided Parliament on December 11.
The intervention came just hours after the Prime Minister spoke in the Commons to defend her draft withdrawal agreement, which was signed off by the EU yesterday