Trump: Brexit debate is 'tearing country apart'
Al Jazeera English - Fri 15 Mar 01:16 GMT

US president says he offered advice to Theresa May on the Brexit deal but the UK prime minister did not listen to him.

Trump: Brexit debate is 'tearing country apart'

  US President Donald Trump has said Britain's debate over leaving the European Union is "tearing the country apart".

  The US president, who sees himself as a master deal-maker, said he gave advice to British Prime Minister Theresa May but that she did not listen to him.

  Trump's comments were made as he welcomed Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to the White House for an early St Patrick's Day celebration.

  Trump's Capitol Hill visit came hours before the Republican-controlled Senate voted to reverse the Republican president's national emergency, which he declared last month to free up money to build his signature promise of a wall across the US-Mexico border.

  The Democratic-run House, led by Pelosi, voted last month to block the declaration.