President Donald Trump speaks to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain
Watch the full Good Morning Britain interview with President Donald Trump on Monday 16 July from 6am on ITV and on Piers, The President and Air Force One on ITV at 10.45pm.
During his only UK broadcast interview while he was in the United Kingdom, Donald Trump told Good Morning Britain exactly what he thinks of The Queen, Putin and a possible trade deal with the UK following Brexit.
CLIP ONE – The Queen and Brexit: “..she said, ‘It’s a very’ – and she’s right – ‘it’s a very complex problem’.”
Speaking to GMB presenter Piers Morgan onboard Air Force One, Donald Trump confessed his historic meeting with The Queen had made him emotional as it would have meant so much to his late mother.
Asked by Piers whether they had discussed Brexit, the President replied: “I did.”
He went on: “Errrr she said, ‘It’s a very’ – and she’s right – ‘it’s a very complex problem’, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be…that was going to be.”
Trump added: “Everyone thought it was going to be..’Oh it’s simple, we join or don’t join, or let’s see what happens’, er, who would’ve thought this was going to be so…”
Piers quizzed him about which way the Monarch was leaning, but Trump replied: “Well…I can’t talk, y’know I’ve heard very strongly from a lot of people, you just don’t talk about that conversation with the Queen, right?
“Let me tell you what I can talk about; she is an incredible woman, she is so sharp, she is so beautiful, when I say beautiful – inside and out. That is a beautiful woman.”
CLIP TWO – ON PUTIN: “I don’t know him… I met him a couple of times… I think we could probably get along very well.”
Pressed by GMB presenter Piers Morgan on his thoughts on NATO and Vladimir Putin, President Trump confessed he didn’t know the Russian leader well.
He said: “We have now a much more solid NATO, than they’ve had for years. And last year, since I was elected, we picked up 34 billion dollars extra, additional. I’m not talking about 34, I’m talking about 34 additional. Now, you add that into all the other things I’ve done, um, President Putin has to respect what we’ve done.
“I don’t know him… I met him a couple of times, I met him at the G20. I think we could probably get along very well. Somebody said, ‘Are you friends or enemies?’ I said, ‘Well it’s too early to say, but right now I say we’re competitors’. But for Russia and the United States, and frankly the UK and other places, to get along with Russia and China and all of these other places…. Piers that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing. That’s a really good thing.”
CLIP THREE – ON A UK DEAL: “I think we’re going to have a great trade deal, I’ve really no doubt about it.”
President Donald Trump told Good Morning Britain viewers he was certain there was a good deal to be done between the USA and the United Kingdom.
He said: “Oh, I think we’re going to have a great trade deal, I’ve really no doubt about it. We’re going to get it. Now, if they do whatever they do, they have to, I said make sure you have a carve out – you know I call it a carve out from this …you have to have a carve out – where no matter what happens they have the right to make a deal with the United States.”
Piers asked: “And has Theresa May looked you in the eye and said we will get there?”
He replied: “Well, she feels she’s going to be able to make a deal and yeah. And again, I have to tell you, I really like her.”
CLIP FOUR – ON RUNNING IN 2020: “Well, I fully intend to.”
Revealing whether he was going to run for President in 2020, Trump confessed: “I fully intend to.”
He told Piers: “Well, you never know, err, what happens with health and other things, and we know, let’s face it…”
When Piers added: “You fit? You look fit.”
He said: “I feel good.”
The pair then went on to discuss the menu on Air Force One, with Piers joking there was no KFC in sight. The GMB presenter pressed: “But 2020 you gonna run? You going to go again?”
President Trump said: “Well, I fully intend to. It seems like everybody wants me to.”
He added he cannot see a viable Democrat who could beat him, explaining: “I know many of them, I’ve seen them, I’ve dealt with them and so far they do not have the right candidate.”
CLIP FIVE – Piers on Air Force One