Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon defended Donald Trump’s advice to Theresa May on how best to negotiate with the EU. He insisted that Theresa May “didn’t understand the complexities” of negotiating and added that the Prime Minister laughed at Donald Trump upon hearing his advice and strategies. Mr Bannon closed by noting that Donald Trump may not know more about Brexit than Mrs May but he knows how to negotiate a deal and ensure you are in the best position possible weeks before a deadline.
During an interview on Sky New’s, Mr Bannon said: “Theresa May came over and Donald Trump sat there and he told her.
“Number one – overshoot the target on your deal, because it will come apart.
“Number two – get on with it, you should be in terms agreed in six months.
“Number three – use every tool you have, even if you have to do litigation.
“She kind of laughed it off and said to sue?
“To be brutally frank about it, Theresa May is not terribly sophisticated.
“I don’t think she understood the complexities of what she was going into.”
The interviewer then queried whether Donald Trump was “sophisticated” and understood the complexities of Brexit better than Theresa May as a whole.
Mr Bannon responded: “I think Donald Trump is a deal guy.
“And he knows exactly what you need to do to put forward a process that doesn’t leave you with three weeks to go with nothing.”
Theresa May has faced a myriad of failures and criticism over the last three years regarding Brexit negotiations with the EU.
Theresa May faced her latest defeat last week when her withdrawal agreement was voted down on Tuesday as MPs voted by 391 to 242 to reject her deal, a majority of 149 votes, leaving the future of Brexit hanging in the balance.
The following day MPs rejected a no deal Brexit under any circumstances as it was passed by 312 votes to 308.
With March 29 less than two weeks away, it has become clear that the UK is unlikely to leave the EU on this date despite lawfully that being the next stage in Brexit.
Despite the “meaningful” votes last week, Brexit’s future still remains heavily uncertain and before the end, Theresa May will likely face more criticism on her initial negotiating strategy