On Friday, Trump offered glowing words for British Prime Minister Theresa May and denied criticizing her after doing just that in an interview.
A look at some of his statements and how they compare with the facts and the record:
U.S.- U.K. TRADE
TRUMP, at the subsequent news conference with May: “I don’t know what they’re going to do, but whatever you do is OK with me. That’s your decision. Whatever you’re going to do is OK with us. Just make sure we can trade together. That’s all that matters.
TRUMP, in Sun interview, on May’s handling of
TRUMP at news conference with May: “I didn’t criticize the prime minister. I have a lot of respect for the prime minister…. I think she’s doing a terrific job, by the way.”
TRUMP, speaking Friday after a NATO summit marked by his scorching rhetoric and capped by a contentious emergency meeting: “There was a lot of love in that room.”
THE FACTS: Despite attempts to tone down differences, Trump continues to leave doubts about the depth of his commitment to the alliance. “I was prepared to do things that would have been somewhat harsh yesterday,” Trump said Friday, touching on concerns by NATO partners that the
In Trump’s telling, unity was ultimately restored by a new commitment he wrung out of NATO partners to increase their military spending to relieve pressure on the
TRUMP, in Sun interview: “I was cutting a ribbon for the opening of Turnberry — you know they totally did a whole renovation, it is beautiful — the day before the Brexit vote. I said, Brexit will happen. The vote is going to go positive, because people don’t want to be faced with the horrible immigration problems that they are being faced with in other countries.”
THE FACTS: He’s mixing up his predictions and his days. A month before, he did predict accurately that
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