British Prime Minister Theresa May: Trump 'Told Me I Should Sue the E.U.' Over Brexit

The British Prime Minster said his advice will go unheeded.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (Screengrab)

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said during her visit with Donald Trump, the president recommended she sue the European Union instead of negotiating a solution to Brexit with the bloc, the New York Times reports.

“He told me I should sue the E.U.,” she said in an interview with BBC’s Andrew Marr. “Not go into negotiations, sue them."

During a press conference on Friday, Trump teased he offered May advice that was “too brutal” for her to heed.

If they don’t make the right deal, she might very well do what I suggested that she might want to do," Trump told reporters.

According to May, her government has no plans to follow the president’s suggestion. "Actually, no—we’re going into negotiations with them," May explained Sunday. Still, she added that Trump cautioned her not to “walk away” from negotiations—advice she will consider, the British Prime Minister said.

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