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Thursday, 12 July 2018

'I don't know if that is what the British voted for' Trump questions May's Brexit strategy as he lands for first UK presidential visit

The Telegraph

onald Trump has arrived in the UK for his first trip as US president, after he appeared to question Theresa May's Brexit strategy - asking if what the British people voted for is really being delivered.
The US president, who touched down at Stansted Airport on Thursday afternoon, said the UK now appeared to want to get “at least partially involved back with the European Union” - an apparent reference to Mrs May's so-called Chequers plan

Stepping off Air Force One, Mr Trump gave a brief wave to the crowd before descending the steps holding the hand of the first lady, who wore a fitted beige dress and red belt.

They arrived at 1.50pm on a private airfield close to the airport where three MV-22 Osprey helicopters - used to transport Mr Trump's  staff and security team - and two VH-60N White Hawks were waiting.

They were met by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst, chief operating officer of Stansted Airport Brad Miller as well as a regiment of RAF airmen.

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