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Trump’s Big Advice for Theresa May

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Speaking to Britain's Sun newspaper last week, Trump lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May and said she didn't follow his advice on how to properly withdraw from the European Union in a "Brexit."

So, what was Trump's big advice? Did he actually tell her anything?

He did, according to Prime Minster May herself. She says he told her to file a lawsuit against the European Union.

The prime minister was asked on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show what the “brutal” Brexit negotiating advice was that Trump had talked about in their joint press conference outside the prime minister’s Chequers country retreat.

Revealing it for the first time, May said: “He told me I should sue the EU.” After being prompted by a surprised Marr, May repeated: “Sue the EU, not go into negotiations with them, sue them.

The prime minister smiled, and indicated she had disregarded the advice, saying “actually we’re going into negotiations with them”, in remarks that will be interpreted as a put-down of the president.

Sue them.

For what reason? To achieve what goal? And where would you file it? Who the hell knows?

Trump himself does not follow through on most of his threats to file lawsuits.

  • waspuppet

    Sue the EU for … Britain leaving them.

    Stable genius.

  • muselet

    Theresa May has to navigate a political landscape in which the UK Independence Party could conceivably siphon off enough backbench Conservatives on Brexit and become a real political party. There are rumblings about a vote of no confidence, which she would likely lose (and before anyone gets excited about that, the Labour Party—the UK’s other major party—is led by Jeremy Corbyn, who behaves as if he were bought and paid for by Vladimir Putin personally). Her cabinet is stuffed with people who can’t agree on the time of day, let alone details of leaving the EU. The UK is running out of time to finalize an exit deal. And, just to make her problems even more fun, the Democratic Unionist Party—the Tories’ coalition partner—is getting restive about the Ireland/Northern Ireland border (if it’s not an open border, Northern Ireland’s economy vanishes like the morning dew, along with the governing coalition).

    Given all that—and that only scratches the surface of her problems—I’m sure May was simply overjoyed to receive Trump’s idiotic advice.

    Don’t negotiate, sue the EU. Presumably after stiffing the contractors and declaring bankruptcy.

    Good grief.


  • Draxiar

    Lies and lawsuits…it’s the only answers trump has for anything. Mind you, he only offers answers but never actual solutions.

  • Aynwrong

    Somewhat related but when even Chuck Todd can’t stomach it anymore:

    ‘I’m tired of that’: Chuck Todd finally shuts down Hugh Hewitt for saying the media lies about Trump and Russia

    • Victor the Crab

      Fuck Chuck Todd. He been of very little help in the past.

  • katanahamon

    Sigh. Meanwhile, an unsupervised Rump is giving away state secrets to Putin as we indict more and more Russians and related personnel..why? Rump should not have been allowed to go to this meeting in the first place. Bring on the impeachment!

    • mnpollio

      Even beyond the impeachment, why are they still proceeding with considering his selection of Cavanaugh as another Supreme Court Justice? Trump is under suspicion and currently having his campaign and closest colleagues under investigation for being agents of an enemy foreign country and for he himself being an agent of chaos trying to undermine the U.S. and its allies. Under that cloud, there should be a freeze on ANY nominations coming from him. Republicans would demand no less from Democrats, so why should they not be held equally accountable?

      • katanahamon

        “Republicans” and the word “accountability” will never appear remotely close together. I’m not sure how it works, but I’d encourage everyone to search for “Trump Treason” on as many search engines as many times as they can. Maybe the powers that be will get the message…

      • Aynwrong

        Because the security of the nation and rule of law are nothing compared to and endless series of tax and regulatory cuts. It’s what the donors paid for.

      • ninjaf

        Because when they “held their noses” and voted for Trump, and then actively started supporting him, they had already rationalized that it is worth it for judges and tax cuts. The ends justify the means to them. The Republic be damned. They are doing this “little” evil for the greater good, so it makes it OK.

  • 1933john

    I wonder if Trump’s Report will be accepted by Putin?
    Maybe, he might not have pulled enough shit on the EU.