NOT AGAIN? Transcript of Phone Call Between POTUS and UK PM May LEAKED to the Press
Details of the inner workings of the Trump administration are being leaked to the press on a daily basis. The latest leak is of an alleged phone call between the President and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Sun UK claims the President urged May to pressure the British press to give him more favorable coverage — otherwise, he won’t visit the UK. The contents of the alleged call are no where near as damaging as the overall “leaky” nature of the White House.
According to The Sun UK:
A transcript of the chat, seen by senior diplomats, reveals his touchiness. Mr Trump says: “I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa.”
She replies awkwardly: “Well, you know what the British press are like.”
He replies: “I still want to come, but I’m in no rush.”
“So, if you can fix it for me, it would make things a lot easier.
“When I know I’m going to get a better reception, I’ll come and not before.”
A source said: “He seemed to think the PM would be able to smooth the path for him to get a warm welcome.
“But she tried to explain she has no power to dictate how newspapers and media might decide to cover his visit.
“After all, we are not North Korea.”
“He said he would not agree a date until people support him coming.”
Downing Street would not comment.
During the G-20 Summit, President Trump and Prime Minister May met to discuss trade. The President told the press that a new trade agreement could be reach “very, very quickly.”
Express UK reported:
The Prime Minister met with leaders at the G20 Summit yesterday with ambitious plans for Britain’s future relationship with the US high on the agenda in a second private meeting this morning.
Broadcast on Sky News, Mr Trump confirmed the UK and the US will complete a trade deal quickly.
He said: “I would like to thank Prime Minister May for being with us, we have had tremendous talks.
“There is no country that could possibly be closer to our country. I just want to say thank you very much.
“We are working on a trade deal, it will be a very very big deal a very powerful deal, great for both countries.
“I think that will be done very very quickly.”
The US President said he had a number of positive meetings at the G20 but had developed a “special” relationship with the UK Prime Minister.
This is not the first leak concerning the President and a foreign leader. Previously, President Trump’s call with Australian PM Turnball, where they had a heated exchange about refugees, was leaked to the media.
As TGP previously reported, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, examined media leaks between January 20, 2017, and May 25, 2017 — the first 126 days of President Trump’s administration.
Senator Johnson found that the Trump administration has faced a leak a day over the first 126 days.
Senator Johnson shows the number of leaks graphically:
There were seven times more leaks during the first 126 days of Trump versus Obama.
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) July 6, 2017