The British government has furiously reacted to remarks by US President Donald Trump about a European Union withdrawal agreement, saying it was wrong to say that London will not be able to reach its own trade arrangement with Washington under the deal reached between Britain and the EU last week.
“We have already been laying the groundwork for an ambitious agreement with the US through our joint working groups, which have met five times so far,” a UK government spokesperson said Tuesday.
Downing Street also suggested Trump’s comments were contradicted by the behavior of the US administration, which many say has become more unilateralist over the past two years.
Cabinet Office minister David Lidington also said bluntly that Trump was “wrong” in his way of looking to the Brexit deal.
“The United States is a tough negotiator … President Trump’s always said very plainly ‘I put America first’. Well, I’d expect the British prime…