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Trump Says Seeing Putin Easier Than Meeting Theresa May

  • U.S. President remarks on eve of visit to Nato meeting, U.K.
  • Trump says he ‘likes’ Boris Johnson, who resigned over Brexit
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

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Donald Trump hasn’t even arrived in Europe, but he’s already making life difficult for Prime Minister Theresa May. He said the U.K. was in “somewhat turmoil” and thinks meeting Vladimir Putin -- her geopolitical enemy -- will be the easiest part of his trip.

To make things more uncomfortable for her, the U.S. president had very warm words about Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary who resigned Monday in protest over the government’s policy toward leaving the European Union. He was noticeably less effusive about May.