g to “negotiate with the Obama administration” about trade. In fact, the prev
ious administration sought to conclude a Transatlantic Trade and Investm
ent Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the line. Trump’s own talks on t
rade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.
Trump vs. his global counterparts
Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a Pre
sident who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.
He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.
”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Trump, who was forced into
a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.