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All Trump would do after Brexit is force UK to import American goods for US benefit

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It may be that his views have been influenced by the fact that he's a friend of Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump tweeted: "They will soon be calling me Mr Brexit."

On Thursday, March 14, during his meeting with the Irish prime minister, Trump said: "It's a very complex thing right now, it's tearing a country apart, it's actually tearing a lot of countries apart, and it's a shame it has to be that way. But I think we will stay right in our lane. I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation.

"I gave the Prime Minister [Theresa May] my ideas on how to negotiate it and I think she would have been successful. She didn't listen to me and that's fine. I think it could have been negotiated in a very different manner, frankly."

Trump has also opposed another referendum, saying: "I don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people that won."

His views on a second referendum are influenced by the fact that he wants to negotiate a trade deal between America and Britain, saying that for the first time in decades "we can do a very big trade deal with the UK."

The Irish prime minister then intervened to point out that he was disappointed that Brexit is happening, but warned: "I think it will be a few years until the UK sorts itself out, but in the meantime the European Union is available to talk trade with the US."

I have never known a time when the House of Commons was in such chaos, with the government defeated again and again in crucial votes about Britain's future relationship with the EU. Theresa May had faced the biggest defeats in the House of Commons of any prime minister in the last hundred years, and it's having a huge impact on her personally. She now seems to loathe many of her Tory MPs and the body language between her and Chancellor Philip Hammond looks like their relationship is over, which is pretty devastating for Britain because unless the prime minister and the chancellor have a good working relationship, it can........

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