Donald Trump: The Queen is a ‘tremendous woman’


US President Trump described Queen Elizabeth II as a “tremendous woman” in an interview with The Sun newspaper, hours before he and first lady Melania Trump are due to meet the monarch for tea on Friday.

“She is a tremendous woman,” Trump told the newspaper during his UK working visit. “I really look forward to meeting her. I think she represents her country so well.”
The US President also praised the Queen’s ability to avoid controversy during her 66-year reign.
“If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman,” he said.
The US President was less effusive in his comments about British Prime Minister Theresa May, whom he dined with at a state dinner Thursday evening after a red-carpet arrival in the UK.
At the end of the evening, The Sun released audio of the interview, in which Trump said May “didn’t listen” to his advice on negotiating Brexit.
“I told her how to do it. That will be up to her to say. But I told her how to do it. She wanted to go a different route,” Trump said.
“She should negotiate the best way she knows how, but it’s too bad what’s going on.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded on Thursday, saying that, “The President likes and respects Prime Minister May very much,” and that he “never said anything bad about her.”