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Trump to May: 'I would've sued and settled maybe'

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European Union. "I have greatly enjoyed working with you. You are a tremendous professional and a person who loves her country very much," Trump told May at a news conference near the prime minister's Downing Street office. But he couldn't resist a slight dig, evoking the two years of broadsides he had lobbed at her by recalling that he urged her to sue the European Union rather than try to negotiate a departure. Trump said he would have "sued and settled, maybe, but you never know. She's probably a better negotiator that I am." And he added that the deal May came away with was a good one and "perhaps you won't be given the credit you deserve."

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