Trump warns that UK-EU Brexit deal could hurt UK-US trade pact

Donald Trump has suggested UK Prime Minister, Theresa May‘s Brexit agreement could threaten a US-UK trade deal.

The US President told reporters the withdrawal agreement “sounds like a great deal for the EU” and meant the UK might not be able to trade with the US.

No 10 insisted the deal is “very clear” the UK would be able to sign trade deals with countries around the world.

Speaking to reporters outside the white house, Mr Trump said with the deal, the UK may not be able to trade with us.

It would appear Mr Trump was suggesting the agreement could leave Britain unable to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the United States.

However, responding to Mr Trump’s comments, a Downing Street spokesman said the Brexit withdrawal agreement struck on Sunday would allow the UK to sign bilateral deals with countries including the US.

MPS will vote on whether to accept the deal on 11 December.

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