Trump Calls His Theresa May Brexit Criticism ‘Fake News’
President Donald Trump on Friday attempted to clean up his criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May and the country’s Brexit negotiations by blaming the “fake news.”
“It didn’t put what I said about the prime minister,” Trump said during a news conference with May, referring to an interview he’d given The Sun, a British tabloid. “It’s called fake news.”
The Sun is owned by the conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Trump-friendly Fox News.
In denying that he criticized May, Trump suggested that a recording of the interview would prove his case. However, The Sun published an audio recording of the interview that included the remarks Trump claimed he did not say.