Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU
Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC.
The US president said on Friday at a joint news conference he had given Mrs May a suggestion – but she had found it too “brutal”.
Asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr what it was he said, she replied: “He told me I should sue the EU – not go into negotiations.”
It came as another government member resigned over her Brexit plans.
Robert Courts said he quit as a Parliamentary Private Secretary – an unpaid Parliamentary aide – at the foreign office to “express discontent” with Mrs May’s policy before key Brexit votes on Monday.
“I had to think who I wanted to see in the mirror for the rest of my life,” he said in tweet.
He could not tell his constituents he supported Mrs May’s proposals “in their current form,” he added.
Mr Courts replaced David Cameron as the Conservative MP for Witney, Oxfordshire in 2016.