Donald Trump describes Boris Johnson as future PM and attacks Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump describes Boris Johnson as future PM and attacks Sadiq Khan

But 51% again say that the U.S. president is untrustworthy to negotiate a trade deal with, including 38% who say he is "very untrustworthy".

Trump's denial Friday echoed what the White House said late Thursday, when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered this: "The president likes and respects Prime Minister May very much". Trump told The Sun that Johnson, who resigned on Monday, would "make a great Prime Minister".

Trump said that May may have killed off a trade between the USA and the United Kingdom as a result of her handling of Brexit - hours after her government published its plans in a white paper.

He said the way she is proposing to break from the European Union might hurt the USA -U.K. trade relationship.

Fears of an escalating USA trade dispute with China and the European Union also added to the upward pressure on the dollar.

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, supporters of Brexit have made much of the so-called special relationship with the United States and the benefits of forging closer trade ties with the world's biggest economy.

The timing of the comments added to the awkwardness.

Fresh from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to contribute enough to defense spending, British Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping his trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal.

But over on social media, it's also triggered a new meme, which involves a certain current British prime minister - who has been pictured looking positively smitten with her new guest.

"I would describe it as a love fest between the President of the United States and the British Prime Minister, in terms of their two countries", Ruddy said in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on "Cuomo Prime Time".

On Thursday evening, Donald and Melania Trump joined May and her husband, Philip May, for a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill, the Independent reported. "She didn't listen to me". "Standing beside her today, he told a very different story".

"I said Brexit will happen and it did happen", he added. And that is fine.

He claimed The Sun didn't include any of the positive things he said about Mrs May, and that he has had a chance to get to know her much better on this trip.

'Boris Johnson's a friend of mine, he's been very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I'll speak to him when I get over there.

'I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point.

Asked if the ex-minister could be in No 10 one day, he replied: "Well I am not pitting one against the other".

"I think he is a great representative for your country", he said.

"This is what people need to be doing - to come together in their communities to organize and work out how to stand against right-wing populism and xenophobia that we're seeing not just in the USA but in Europe", organizer Kevin Smith told The Associated Press.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", he told reporters. "The people voted to break it up, so I imagine that's what they'll do".

In the interview, Trump was especially critical of May's handing of the UK's upcoming exit from the European Union.

"The reason I felt it was going to happen was because of immigration".