Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

The president has praised the EU for their response to Brexit

Monday, April 3, 2017

Donald Trump has praised the European Union for its response to Brexit. 

Last week Theresa May officially began the two-year process for the withdrawal from the EU with the triggering of Article 50. 

In an interview with The Financial Times, the US President said it was now less likely other countries would follow the UK's lead because the other 27 member-states were "getting their act together."

He admitted he previously thought the possibility of multiple countries leaving the bloc was likely, but now he has said Brexit could be a "good thing for both" Britain and the EU, because there is now a "different spirit" pervading London's negotiations with Brussels.

Despite having been critical of the bloc in the past, Mr. Trump told the newspaper he would be arranging a meeting with the EU soon, and said it has "done a very good job".