Trump Jr Also Weighs In on Brexit Quagmire, Says May Should’ve Listened to Father
US President Donald Trump has also recently slammed the British Prime Minister for ignoring his advice on Brexit.
With nine days left before March 29, 2019, and Brexit in disarray, Donald Trump Jr., US President Donald Trump’s son who holds no political post, has also decided to weigh in on the situation with an op-ed, telling British leader Theresa May she should’ve listened to his father.
Presently the UK is still set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, unless an extension is agreed upon before then.
A spokesman for May has confirmed she was going to write European Council President Donald Tusk to ask the EU for a Brexit delay, with the extension options expected to be discussed at the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.
The expectations for a Brexit delay are against the backdrop of May’s recently dashed hopes to get a third vote in the British Parliament on her Brexit deal with the EU, which has already been defeated twice.
“Mrs May ignored advice from my father, and ultimately, a process that should have taken only a few short months has become a years-long stalemate, leaving the British people in limbo,” Donald Trump Jr wrote in an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.
“Now, the clock has virtually run out and almost all is lost – exactly as the European elites were hoping,” said Trump Jr, who is executive vice president of the Trump Organization and played a prominent role in his father’s campaign for the US Presidency back in 2016.
“Some pro-Brexit politicians even suggest that Mrs May is trying to sabotage Brexit, by insisting that Parliament agree to a deal that essentially keeps Britain bound to the EU indefinitely,” added the son of the US President.
“With the deadline fast approaching, it appears that democracy in the UK is all but dead,” Trump Jr concluded.
US President Donald Trump himself is known supporter of Brexit despite also declaring at times that he “absolutely” loves the EU (which has also not prevented him from assaulting the EU and Germany in particular on America’s trade deficit with it).
“[I gave Mrs. May] my ideas on how to negotiate it… and I think [it] would have been successful,” Trump told reporters last week, as cited by the BBC.
“She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine. I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner, frankly,” the US President said.
He had already criticized May for ignoring his advice on Brexit, and going for a softer Brexit strategy in dealing with the EU in an interview for The Sun in July 2019, declaring that “she wrecked it”
British Prime Minister Theresa May was the first foreign leader to visit Donald Trump in the White House after his inauguration as US President in January 2017.
Meanwhile, US National Security Adviser John Bolton also weighed in on the Brexit situation by stating that US President Donald Trump wanted a resolution that allowed the US and Britain “to come to trade deals again”.
“He sees huge opportunity if Britain’s status can be resolved,” Bolton told Sky News.
(Banner image: Donald Trump Jr on Twitter)