Trump Getting Angry Over Brexit: ''It is Tough But A Second Referendum Would Be Unfair''

source: Washington Post

During his meeting with the Irish President Leo Varadkar at the White House earlier Thursday, Donald Trump heavily criticized the British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying that ''a second Brexit referendum would be unfair because of the people who voted for it.''

Going deeper into the topic, Trump explained that although he gave numerous advises to Theresa May on how to negotiate the deal with Brussels, she never listened to him, which he found disappointing. 

Trump did not miss to highlight again that he was among the few politicians who had predicted Brexit before it happened in 2016. Talking about the current deadlock situation in the British Parliament, he described it as ''tough''. 

Sitting next to the Irish President, Trump admitted that the issue with the Irish border had been one of the main milestones for a smooth Brexit deal. Asked whether the current deadline for the UK exit from the EU, March 29 should be extended, Trump said that it would be better to prolong it as there is a very little time now.

The US President also admitted that Washington and London could do  '' a huge deal together.'' Discussing the US-EU relations, Trump stated that both parties are still re-negotiating their trade deal.

Trump said that Brussels has been treating the US ''very unfairly.''  He also made it clear that if the European Union does not talk to the US, our country may do something that is ''pretty severe economically'', the President admitted, reportedly referring to imposing tariffs on the imported EU goods. 

His comments on the issue came immediately after the European Parliament in Brussels failed to endorse opening trade negotiations with Washington because of President Trump's controversial trade and environmental policies. 

The Brexit supporters have often cited a future UK-US significant trade deal as one of the main advantages for leaving the European Union. Moreover, one of the Brexit engineers, the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage reportedly suggested Trump support the so-called ''hard'' Brexit during their last meeting in Washington earlier this month.

The pro-European UK politicians already expressed fears that a potential deal with the US in case of Brexit would likely result in lower food, agriculture, and environmental standards.

The US trade representative's office commented it would start negotiations with London on the topic after March 29, the planned date for the country's exit from the European Union. Earlier this year, the trade officials announced that the main objectives of the proposed deal would include reduced tariff and non-tariff barriers for US industrial and agricultural goods.

What do you think? Do you believe there should be second Brexit referendum across the pond?