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Donald Trump: Theresa May and I have ‘very strong’ relationship

Donald Trump has said his relationship with Theresa May is “very, very strong”, just hours after his comments attacking her Brexit plan emerged.

Speaking at the PM’s Chequers retreat, Mr Trump said his first official UK visit was “really something”.

He did not respond to questions about an interview with  the Sun, in which he said Mrs May ‘s plan would “probably kill” any US-UK trade deal.

Meanwhile, protesters have floated a blimp of Mr Trump as a baby in London.

It is part of a demonstration against the US president in Parliament Square, one of many taking place across the UK on Friday.

Ahead of Friday’s talks, Mrs May said she and Mr Trump would be discussing the UK and US’ “special relationship”, along with foreign policy, a possible trade deal and defence and security issues.

Speaking at Chequers, Mr Trump said they had discussed “some incredible anti-terrorism things”.

He also said he and Mrs May had spoken for an hour and a half at the black-tie dinner, which he attended with his wife Melania at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening.

“I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night,” he said.

Mr Trump arrived at Chequers by helicopter after visiting the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Friday morning.

He and Mrs May will hold a joint press conference following their talks.

Meanwhile, First Lady Melania played with the PM’s husband, Philip May, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

She met Chelsea pensioners and local children.

During Thursday’s dinner, news broke that the Sun had published the interview with the president.

Mr Trump – who has been a long-time supporter of Brexit – said Mrs May had not listened to his advice on how to do a Brexit deal, saying: “I would have done it much differently.”