I get along with her very nicely.
This is not to say Trump owes May an apology for criticizing her in the British press and praising her rival Boris Johnson.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Steve Bannon said Mr Trump told the PM she should demand much more from Brussels than she realistically expected to get. "I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me", Trump said, noting that negotiations had gone on "too long". He insisted that he still thinks May is "a very good person" and claimed that he never called her a "bossy schoolteacher" as reported in the Washington Post. They added that as a whole, polled Britons have a negative view of Trump, but regarding his visit to their country, it can "broadly be described as negative but pragmatic". Trump was greeted by May in a ceremony full of pomp and circumstance Thursday evening just hours before the interview was released.
Trump is meeting May for a working lunch before meeting the Queen for tea and a likely round at his Scottish golf course.
Thousands of protesters marched in London on Friday against Donald Trump's visit to Britain, in what was shaping up to be one of the largest demonstrations seen anywhere outside the US against the sitting president.
May, speaking at her Chequers country retreat in Buckinghamshire, added that her blueprint for a UK-EU trade deal, agreed by her cabinet at Chequers a week ago, will make a trade deal with the United States possible.
The US president and his wife Melania arrived in London on Thursday with the first official engagement of their two-day visit being a lavish black-tie welcome dinner at Blenheim Palace hosted by the British prime minister. And I said tremendous things.
"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the disgusting things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in". "It is for him to explain why he thinks I'm responsible for immigration into Europe or the United Kingdom. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"
Trump said that one of them, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, "would be a great Prime Minister".
In the interview, which took place at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, the president also lashed out at the Muslim mayor of London, saying he had done "a bad job". At first, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan did not authorize its use, but he then changed his mind after more than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for him to do so.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's interview shows he really does like May.
"The president likes and respects Prime Minister May very much".
Addressing the 100-strong group, the prime minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries.