Trump Throws Theresa May A Rare Bone: She’s ‘A Better Negotiator Than I Am’

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip in Downing Street, as part of Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Prime Minister Theresa May, husband Philip May, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a visit to 10 Downing Street, during the second day of his State Visit on June ... LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Prime Minister Theresa May, husband Philip May, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a visit to 10 Downing Street, during the second day of his State Visit on June 4, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he will attend business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Henry Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 4, 2019 10:04 a.m.

President Trump, the self-described master dealmaker offered outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May some unusual praise on Tuesday.

During a press conference with Trump, May joked that she recalled Trump telling her she should sue the European Union to get an exit deal.

“Which we didn’t do,” she said, turning to Trump. “We went into negotiations and we came out with a good deal.”

“That’s not — I would have sued, but that’s okay,” Trump said, which was met with laughter. “I would have sued and settled maybe, but you never know. She’s probably a better negotiator than I am.”

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