Donald Trump says Brexit has gone 'badly' because Theresa May ignored his advice

Donald Trump Theresa MayBritish Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump.AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File

LONDON - Donald Trump has said he is "surprised at how badly" Brexit has gone and claimed Theresa May ignored his advice on how to handle negotiations better.

In a damaging intervention for the prime minister, the US president claimed said that the issue was "tearing the country apart."

"I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of the negotiations," Trump told reporters in Washington at a bilateral meeting with Irish premier Leo Varadkar.

"I gave the prime minister my ideas on negotiating… I think it could have been negotiated in a different matter," he added.

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