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Piers Morgan: Trump critics failing to put Britain first

Critics of Donald Trump should stop trying to block his state visit and ‘hold their nose’ for the greater good of Britain’s national interest, Piers Morgan claimed today.

Morgan, who secured the first international TV interview with the President, said Mr Trump was expected in Britain twice this year.

He said a working visit would likely happen close to the Nato summit in Brussels in July and the long-awaited state visit was pencilled in for the autumn.

Protesters have vowed to try and disrupt any visit by the US President to Britain amid calls for him to be banned form the country.

Critics of Donald Trump should stop trying to block his state visit and ‘hold their nose’ for the greater good of Britain’s national interest, Piers Morgan claimed today

Morgan, who secured the first international TV interview with the President (pictured), said Mr Trump was expected in Britain twice this year

Morgan, who secured the first international TV interview with the President (pictured), said Mr Trump was expected in Britain twice this year

Morgan called out the 'Labour' figures organising protests against Mr Trump - minutes after posing for a selfie with Jeremy Corbyn back stage at the Marr show today 

Morgan called out the ‘Labour’ figures organising protests against Mr Trump – minutes after posing for a selfie with Jeremy Corbyn back stage at the Marr show today 

Morgan told the BBC Andrew Marr show: ‘I really think we have to work out in this country – we have given state visits to Vladimir Putin, King Salman, President Xi, President Mugabe, Bashar al-Assad.

‘Are we really saying Donald Trump is the one we actually end up banning?

‘This is a man who this week has gone on a remarkable charm offensive to Britain. He has said every time we need him militarily he’ll be there. We’ve had all the scare stories about Russia.

‘On trade, he’s said he’s going to do a great trade deal.

‘Hold your nose if you don’t like him and put Britain’s interests first.’  

Mr Trump and Theresa May held their first face to face talks in months in Davos this week.  

The US president stressed the warmth of ties insisting he and Mrs May ‘respect each other a lot’ and were on the ‘same wavelength’.

Donald Trump's working visit is likely happen close to the Nato summit in Brussels in July and the long-awaited state visit was pencilled in for the autumn, Morgan said today 

Donald Trump’s working visit is likely happen close to the Nato summit in Brussels in July and the long-awaited state visit was pencilled in for the autumn, Morgan said today 

As Mrs May nodded, Mr Trump said he wanted to correct ‘false rumours’ that they did not get on.

Heaping praise on Mrs May, Mr Trump said: ‘I think the feeling is mutual from the standpoint of liking each other a lot,’ he said. ‘We love your country.’

He added: ‘There is nothing that would happen to you that we won’t be there to fight for you – you know that.’   

Mrs May replied: ‘As you say we had a great discussion today and we continue to have that really special relationship with the United States. 

‘We stand shoulder to shoulder because we face the same challenges around the world.’

The effusive exchange came despite claims of rising tensions, with reports Mr Trump keeps interrupting the PM on the phone and his state visit invite has turned into a ‘nightmare’.

There was an extraordinary public row last year after Mr Trump retweeted anti-Muslim posts by a British Far Right group.

Donald Trump and Theresa May held their first face to face talks in months in Davos this week (pictured) 

Donald Trump and Theresa May held their first face to face talks in months in Davos this week (pictured) 

 



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