Special Report: President Donald Trump Holds Press Conference With Theresa May | NBC News

Special Report: President Donald Trump Holds Press Conference With Theresa May | NBC News


REPORT. HERE’S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE. >>GOOD MORNING. BREAKING NEWS FROM LONDON. THIS IS DAY TWO OF THE PRESIDENT’S STATE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND A JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY WHO IS STEPPING DOWN. THEY HAVE THIS MORNING TALKS AT 10 DOWNING STREET. THAT IS THE ASSEMBLED ROOM. WE HAVE CERTAINLY THE DELEGATION FROM THE BRITAIN SIDE, BUT ALSO THE U.S. DELEGATION AS WELL. MEMBERS OF THE CABINET, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO AMONG THE GROUP GATHERED THERE AS WELL AS ALL OF THE PRESIDENT’S ADULT CHILDREN. WE EXPECT TO SEE THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY WALK OUT MOMENTARILY ALONG WITH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY. KEIR SIMMONS IS THERE. KEIR, THIS COMES AT A TIME WHERE BRITISH POLITICS ARE CERTAINLY IN A BIT OF TURMOIL. THERESA MAY ABRUPTLY ANNOUNCING HER DEPARTURE. >>Reporter: YEAH, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. BRITISH POLITICS ON A KNIFE EDGE RIGHT NOW. SO THIS WILL BE A CRUCIAL NEWS CONFERENCE NOT JUST FOR THE PRESIDENT, BUT FOR BRITISH POLITICS. BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE THE WORLD FAMOUS TRAFALGAR SQUARE. IN THE DISTANCE, PROTESTERS WHO MARCHED PAST DOWNING STREET TRYING TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD BY THE PRESIDENT. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY. MANY ISSUES COULD BE ON THE AGENDA. IRAN, CLIMATE CHANGE. THE QUESTION OF HUAWEI, THAT CHINESE COMPANY THAT AMERICA DOES NOT WANT INVOLVED IN 5G, BUT BRITAIN SEEMS TO THINK SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE INVOLVED IN SOME PARTS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE 5G NETWORK. OF COURSE, BREXIT. THEY MAY NOT HAVE AGREED, THE PRESIDENT AND THIS OUTGOING BRITISH PRIME MINISTER. WE SHALL SEE. ANOTHER POINT, IN FRONT OF THEM THE PRESS FROM BOTH AMERICA AND BRITAIN. THE BRITISH PRESS CAN ASK CUTTING QUESTIONS. MANY BRITISH PEOPLE DID NOT LIKE THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO BRITAIN. THEY DID NOT LIKE HE WAS OFFERED A STATE VISIT. SO WE COULD SEE SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS FROM THE WAITING JOURNALISTS. >>AND WE SEE THE FIRST LADY COMING IN. THAT’S OUR SIGNAL, WE THINK, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ABOUT TO COME AS WELL ABOUT 30, 60 SECONDS AWAY UNTIL WE SEE THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRIME MINISTER. BRIEFLY, IF WE HAVE A MOMENT, GOING TO RICHARD ENGLE. KEIR MENTIONED SOME OF THE UNREST IN LONDON IN THE RUN UP TO THIS VISIT. RICHARD, WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN TODAY?>>Reporter: SO THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS HERE IN DOWNTOWN LONDON. THE ISSUES THEY ARE DISCUSSING ARE VERY SERIOUS. THEY SAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENT. HE IS MEDDLING IN BRITISH POLITICS. HE IS A FASCIST. THEY ARE TAKING IT WITH A COMEDIC TONE. THE PRESIDENT IS A FIGURE OF SOMETHING OF A FIGURE OF RIDICULE ON THE STREETS HERE. SAVANNAH. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND WE GO BACK TO OUR LIVE PICTURES. THERE SHE IS, THE THERESA MAY, THE OUTGOING EMBATTLED PRIME MINISTER OF THE U.K. THEY WALK UP TO THE PODIUM. THEY WILL TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE BRITISH PRESS AND AMERICAN PRESS. NO WORD HOW MANY QUESTIONS. OFTEN THERE IS A PLAN. OFTEN THE PRESIDENT GOES HIS OWN WAY. LET’S LISTEN TO THE REMARKS OF THESE LEADERS.>>THIS WEEK WE COMMEMORATE THE EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE AND SACRIFICE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR LIBERTY ON D-DAY 75 YEARS AGO. LEADERS PREPARE TO GATHER HERE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD. IT IS FITTING THAT WE BEGIN WITH A CELEBRATION OF THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES. ENDURING PARTNERS WHO STOOD SIDE BY SIDE ON THAT HISTORIC DAY AND EVERY DAY SINCE. FOR GENERATIONS AT THE HEART OF THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE HAS BEEN OUR SHARED DEMOCRATIC VALUES, OUR COMMON INTERESTS, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE. IT IS THAT UNITY OF PURPOSE THAT WILL PRESERVE THE DEEP ROOTED TIES BETWEEN OUR PEOPLE AND UNDERPIN OUR NATION’S SECURITY AND PROSPERITY FOR THE NEXT 75 YEARS AND BEYOND. SO I AM VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON THIS STATE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. FOR THE PAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS THE PRESIDENT AND I HAVE HAD THE DUTY AND PRIVILEGE OF BEING THE LATEST GUARDIANS OF THIS PRECIOUS AND PROFOUND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES. AS WITH OUR PREDECESSORS, WHEN WE FACED THREATS TO THE SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND ALLIES, WE HAVE STOOD TOGETHER AND ACTED TOGETHER. WHEN RUSSIA USED A DEADLY NERVE AGENT ON THE STREETS OF OUR COUNTRY, ALONGSIDE THE U.K.’S EX PULSES, THE PRESIDENT EX SPELLED 60 RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFERS, THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS AN UNPRECEDENTED GLOBAL RESPONSE. IN SYRIA WHEN INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN WERE VICTIMS OF A BARBARIC CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK BRITAIN AND AMERICA ALONG WITH FRANCE CARRIED OUT TARGETED STRIKES AGAINST THE REGIME. SINCE WE SPOKE ABOUT NATO DURING MY FIRST VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE WE HAVE MAINTAINED OUR SUPPORT FOR THIS CRUCIAL ALLIANCE. THANKS IN PART TO YOUR CLEAR MESSAGE ON BURDEN SHARING, DONALD, WE HAVE SEEN MEMBERS PLEDGE ANOTHER $100 BILLION, INCREASING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SHARED SECURITY. AND I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT NATO WILL SOON BE ABLE TO CALL ON THE U.K.’S QUEEN ELIZABETH CRAFT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND F-35 FIGHTERS JETS TO TACKLE THREATS AROUND THE WORLD. WE HAVE DISCUSSED THE NEW AND EVOLVING CHALLENGES TO OUR SECURITY, VALUES, AND WAY OF LIFE. WE SHARE THE SAME VIEW ABOUT THEIR ORIGIN AND OBJECTIVES IN MEETING THEM. BUT LIKE PRIME MINISTERS AND PRESIDENTS BEFORE US AND NO DOUBT THOSE THAT WILL COME AFTER WE CAN ALSO DIFFER SOMETIMES ON HOW TO CONFRONT THE CHALLENGES WE FACE. I HAVE ALWAYS TALKED OPENLY WITH YOU, DONALD, WHEN WE HAVE TAKEN A DIFFERENT APPROACH, AND YOU HAVE DONE THE SAME WITH ME. I HAVE BELIEVED THAT COOPERATION AND COMPROMISE ARE THE BASIS OF STRONG ALLIANCES AND NOWHERE IS THIS MORE TRUE AN THAN IN THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP. TODAY WE’VE DISCUSSED AGAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR TWO NATIONS WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS IRAN’S DESTABILIZING ACTIVITY IN THE REGION AND TO ENSURE TEHRAN CANNOT ACQUIRE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. ALTHOUGH WE DIFFER ON THE MEANS OF ACHIEVING THAT AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, THE U.K. CONTINUES TO STAND BY THE NUCLEAR DEAL, IT IS CLEAR THAT WE BOTH WANT TO REACH THE SAME GOAL. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IRAN MEETS ITS OBLIGATIONS AND WE DO EVERYTHING TO AVOID ESCALATION, WHICH IS IN NO ONE’S INTEREST. RECOGNIZING OUR NATIONS ARE SAFER AND MORE PROSPEROUS WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER ON THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME, I SET OUT THE U.K.’S APPROACH TO TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT. WE ALSO SPOKE ABOUT CHINA, RECOGNIZING THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE AND WE CANNOT IGNORE ACTION THAT THREATENS OUR SHARED INTERESTS OR VALUES. AS WE HAVE DEEPENED OUR COOPERATION ON SECURITY INCLUDING OUR JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS AND UNPARALLELED INTELLIGENCE SHARING SO OUR ECONOMIES ARE MORE TIGHTLY BOUND TOGETHER. EVERY MORNING ONE MILLION AMERICANS GET UP AND GO TO WORK FOR BRITISH COMPANIES IN AMERICA, AND ONE MILLION BRITTANS DO THE SAME FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES HERE. OUR TRADING RELATIONSHIP IS WORTH OVER 190 BILLION POUNDS A YEAR. WE ARE THE LARGEST INVESTORS IN EACH OTHER’S COMMISSION WITH MUTUAL INVESTMENTS VALUED AS MUCH AS $1 TRILLION. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU AND I AGREED THE FIRST TIME WE MET THAT WE SHOULD AIM FOR AN AMBITIOUS FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WHEN THE U.K. LEAVES THE E.U., AND FROM OUR POSITIVE DISCUSSIONS TODAY I KNOW THAT WE BOTH REMAIN COMMITTED TO THIS. I AM ALSO SURE THAT OUR ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP WILL ONLY GROW BROADER AND DEEPER, BUILDING ON THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAD AND THE IDEAS WE HEARD FROM U.K. AND U.S. BUSINESSES WHEN WE MET THEM EARLIER TODAY. TOMORROW WE WILL SIT DOWN IN PORTSMOUTH WITH OUR FELLOW LEADERS TO AREAFFIRM THE ENDURING IMPORTANCE OF THE WESTERN ALLIANCE AND THE SHARED VALUES THAT UNDER PIN IT. AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE IN THE YEARS AND IN THE GENERATIONS AHEAD WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PRESERVE THE ALLIANCE THAT IS THE BEDROCK OF OUR SHARED PROSPERITY AND SECURITY JUST AS IT WAS ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY 75 YEARS AGO. MR. PRESIDENT.>>WELL, THANK YOU, PRIME MINISTER MAY. MELANIA AND I ARE HONORED TO RETURN TO LONDON AS OUR NATIONS COMMEMORATE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY AND WORLD WAR II. WE WANT TO THANK HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN, WHO I HAD A LOVELY DINNER WITH LAST NIGHT. A FANTASTIC PERSON. FANTASTIC WOMAN. FOR SO GRACIOUSLY INVITING US TO THIS STATE VISIT. IT WAS VERY, VERY SPECIAL. OUR THANKS AS WELL TO PRIME MINISTER AND MR. MAY FOR THE WARM WELCOME THEY HAVE GIVEN THE FIRST LADY AND ME AS WE REMEMBER THE HEROES WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES TO RESCUE CIVILIZATION ITSELF ON JUNE 6th, 1944. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG WARRIORS LEFT THESE SHORES BY THE SEA AND AIR TO BEGIN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY AND THE LIBERATION OF EUROPE AND THE BRUTAL NAZI OCCUPATION. IT WAS A LIBERATION LIKE FEW PEOPLE HAVE SEEN BEFORE. AMONG THEM WERE MORE THAN 130,000 AMERICAN AND BRITISH BROTHERS IN ARMS. THROUGH THEIR VALOR AND SACRIFICE THEY SECURED OUR HOME LANDS AND SAVED FREEDOM FOR THE WORLD. TOMORROW PRIME MINISTER MAY AND I WILL ATTEND A COMMEMORATION CEREMONY IN PORTSMOUTH, ONE OF THE KEY EMBARKATION POINTS FOR THE INVASION. 1.5 MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS WERE STATIONED IN ENGLAND IN ADVANCE OF THE LANDINGS THAT SUMMER. THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP FORGED HERE AND SEALED IN BLOOD ON THOSE HALLOWED BEACHES WILL ENDURE FOREVER. OUR SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP IS GROUNDED IN COMMON HISTORY, VALUES, CUSTOMS, CULTURE, LANGUAGE, AND LAWS. OUR PEOPLE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE AS A SACRED BIRTHRIGHT AND CHERISHED INHERITANCE WORTH DEFENDING AT ANY COST. AS THE PRIME MINISTER AND I DISCUSSED IN OUR MEETINGS TODAY AND YESTERDAY, THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM SHARE MANY GOALS AND PRIORITIES AROUND THE WORLD. I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THEIR SERVICEARD PARTNERSHIP IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT ISIS. AS WE ANNOUNCED A FEW MONTHS AGO, ISIS IS TERRITORIAL CALIPHATE IN SYRIA AND IRAQ HAS BEEN COMPLETELY OBLITERATED, DEFEATED. THE UNITED KINGDOM IS ALSO A KEY PARTNER IN NATO. THE PRIME MINISTER AND I AGREE THAT OUR NATO ALLIES MUST INCREASE THEIR DEFENSE SPENDING. WE BOTH HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TOWARDS THAT END. AND WE ARE VERY CURRENT AND SOME OF THEM ARE NOT. WE CAN’T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN, BUT I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE IN THAT REGARD. WE EXPECT A GROWING NUMBER OF NATIONS TO MEET THE MINIMUM 2% OF GDP REQUIREMENT TO ADDRESS TODAY’S CHALLENGES. ALL MEMBERS OF THE ALLIANCE MUST FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATIONS. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE. THEY MUST FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATION. AMONG THE PRESSING THREATS FACING OUR NATIONS IS THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. PERHAPS THAT’S OUR GREATEST THREAT. THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE DETERMINED TO ENSURE THAT IRAN NEVER DEVELOPS NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND STOPS SUPPORTING AND ENGAGING IN TERRORISM. AND I BELIEVE THAT WILL HAPPEN. IN PROTECTING OUR NATIONS, WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE BORDER SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY. TODAY THE PRIME MINISTER AND I DISCUSSED OUR THRIVING ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP. BOTH COUNTRIES ARE DOING VERY WELL, AND PARTICIPATED IN A ROUNDTABLE WITH INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS LEADERS. I CAN SAY PROBABLY THE BIGGEST BUSINESS LEADERS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. OUR NATIONS HAVE MORE THAN $1 TRILLION INVESTED IN EACH OTHER’S ECONOMICS. THE UNITED KINGDOM IS AMERICA’S LARGEST FOREIGN INVESTOR AND OUR LARGEST EUROPEAN EXPORT MARKET. THAT’S A LOT OF IMPORTANCE. AS THE U.K. MAKES PREPARATIONS TO EXIT THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE UNITED STATES IS COMMITTED TO A PHENOMENAL TRADE DEAL BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THE U.K. THERE IS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL IN THAT TRADE DEAL. I SAY PROBABLY TWO AND EVEN THREE TIMES OF WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW. TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. 75 YEARS AGO THIS THURSDAY COURAGEOUS AMERICANS AND BRITISH PATRIOTS SET OUT FROM THIS ISLAND TOWARDS HISTORY’S MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE. THEY STORMED FORWARD OUT OF SHIPS AND AIRPLANES RISKING EVERYTHING TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE AND TO ENSURE THAT THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN WOULD FOREVER REMAIN SOVEREIGN AND FOREVER REMAIN FREE. FOLLOWING THIS PRESS CONFERENCE, PRIME MINISTER MAY, MR. MAY, THE FIRST LADY, MY FAMILY AND I WILL VISIT THE LEGENDARY CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS BENEATH THE STREETS OF LONDON. I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT. IN HIS FAMOUS SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN JUNE 1940, PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL URGED HIS COUNTRYMEN TO DEFEND OUR ISLAND WHATEVER THE COST MAY BE. AS WE MARK THIS SOLEMN ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY, WE REMEMBER THAT THE DEFENSE OF OUR NATIONS DOES NOT BEGIN ON THE BATTLEFIELD, BUT WITHIN THE HEART OF EVERY PATRIOT. TODAY LET US RENEW OUR PLEDGE ENGRAVED AT THE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN NORMANDY AND ENDESCRIBED BY PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER IN ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL RIGHT HERE IN LONDON THAT THE CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY DIED SHALL LIVE. PRIME MINISTER MAY, IT’S BEEN A TRUE HONOR. I HAVE GREATLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH YOU. YOU ARE A TREMENDOUS PROFESSIONAL AND A PERSON THAT LOVES YOUR COUNTRY DEARLY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. REALLY AN HONOR. THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO MEMORIALIZE OUR FALLEN HEROES AND FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN PROTECTING AND ADVANCING THE EXTRAORDINARY ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE. IT’S THE GREATEST ALLIANCE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. THANK YOU, PRIME MINISTER. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. NOW WE ARE GOING TO TAKE TWO QUESTIONS FROM THE U.K. MEDIA AND TWO QUESTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN MEDIA. I’LL START WITH BETH RIGBY. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU, PRIME MINISTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP. BETH RIGBY FROM SKY NEWS. PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS YOU HOLD TALKS WITH THE CURRENT PRIME MINISTER, THE LEADER OF HER CITY’S OPPOSITION HAS BEEN HOLDING A PROTEST IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. HE IS DISAPPOINTED AND CRITICIZED YOUR RECORD ON REFUGEES. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO HIM AND IS THIS MAN SOMEONE YOU COULD DO A TRADE DEAL WITH? AND TO YOU, PRIME MINISTER, DO YOU THINK THAT SADIQ KAHN IS A STONE COLD LOSER? THANK YOU.>>YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE MAYOR OF LONDON. IS THAT WHO YOU SAID? WELL, I THINK HE HAS BEEN A NOT VERY GOOD MAYOR FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND. HE HAS DONE A POOR JOB. CRIME IS UP. A LOT OF PROBLEMS. I DON’T THINK HE SHOULD BE CRITICIZING A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES THAT CAN DO SO MUCH GOOD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM. WE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE. HE SHOULD BE POSITIVE, NOT NEGATIVE. HE IS A NEGATIVE FORCE. NOT A POSITIVE FORCE. AND IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID, HE HURTS THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. AND I THINK HE SHOULD ACTUALLY FOCUS ON HIS JOB. IT WOULD BE A LOT BETTER IF HE DID THAT. HE COULD STRAIGHTEN OUT SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT HE HAS AND PROBABLY SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT HE HAS CAUSED. THANK YOU. HE WANTED TO MEET WITH ME AND I TOLD HIM NO. YES. I DON’T KNOW JEREMY CORBYN. NEVER MET HIM. NEVER SPOKE TO HIM. HE WANTED TO MEET TODAY OR TOMORROW AND I DECIDED THAT I WOULD NOT DO THAT. I THINK THAT HE IS, FROM WHERE I COME FROM, SOMEWHAT OF A NEGATIVE FORCE. I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD LOOK TO DO THINGS CORRECTLY AS OPPOSED TO CRITICIZE. I REALLY DON’T LIKE CRITICS AS MUCH AS I LIKE AND RESPECT PEOPLE THAT GET THINGS DONE. SO I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO MEET. AS FAR AS THE PROTESTS, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, BECAUSE I COMMENTED ON IT YESTERDAY, WE LEFT THE PRIME MINISTER, THE QUEEN, THE ROYAL FAMILY. THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS CHEERING AND EVEN COMING OVER TODAY THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CHEERING, AND THEN I HEARD THAT THERE WERE PROTESTS. I SAID WHERE ARE THE PROTESTS? I DON’T SEE ANY PROTESTS. YOU SAW A SMALL PROTEST TODAY, VERY PROTEST. A LOT IS FAKE NEWS, I HATE TO SAY. YOU SAW THE PEOPLE WAVING THE AMERICAN FLAG, WAVING YOUR FLAG. THERE WAS GREAT LOVE. IT WAS AN ALLIANCE. AND I DIDN’T SEE THE PROTESTERS UNTIL JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO, AND IT WAS A VERY, VERY SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE PUT IN FOR POLITICAL REASONS. SO IT WAS FAKE NEWS. THANK YOU.>>AND I WOULD SAY TO THE MAYOR OF LONDON AND JEREMY CORBYN THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE HAD TODAY ARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THE U.K. AS THE PRESIDENT DESCRIBED IT, THE GREATEST ALLIANCE THE WORLD HAS SEEN. IT IS THIS DEEP SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM THAT ENSURES OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY AND THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD, TOO. AND IT IS THIS RELATIONSHIP THAT HELPS TO ENSURE THERE ARE JOBS THAT EMPLOY PEOPLE HERE IN THE U.K. AND IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT UNDERPINS OUR PROSPERITY AND OUR FUTURE. THAT IS A RELATIONSHIP WE SHOULD CHERISH. IT IS A RELATIONSHIP WE SHOULD BUILD ON. IT IS A RELATIONSHIP WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF.>>VERY BIG. THIS REALLY IS A VERY BIG AND IMPORTANT ALLIANCE, AND I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD ACT POSITIVELY TOWARDS IT BECAUSE IT MEANS SO MUCH FOR BOTH COUNTRIES. MEANS SO MUCH. IT’S BEEN SO GOOD. STEVE HOLLAND? GO AHEAD. STEVE.>>Reporter: THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT VIEW ON BREXIT, SIR? SHOULD BRITAIN LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION IF THERE IS NO AGREEMENT BY OCTOBER 31st? AND FOR THE PRIME MINISTER, WHAT WOULD BE THE RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE U.K. IF THERE IS NOT A DEAL?>>WELL, I DON’T LIKE TO TAKE POSITIONS IN THINGS THAT I’M NOT, YOU KNOW, REALLY — I UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE VERY WELL. I REALLY PREDICTED WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. SOME OF YOU REMEMBER THAT PREDICTION. IT WAS A STRONG PREDICTION. MADE AT A CERTAIN LOCATION ON A DEVELOPMENT WE WERE OPENING THE DAY BEFORE IT HAPPENED. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF IMMIGRATION MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. BUT PROBABLY IT HAPPENS FOR A LOT OF REASONS. I WOULD SAY I WOULD THINK THAT IT WILL HAPPEN AND IT PROBABLY SHOULD HAPPEN. THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT COUNTRY, AND IT WANTS ITS OWN IDENTITY. IT WANTS TO HAVE ITS OWN BORDERS. IT WANTS TO RUN ITS OWN AFFAIRS. THIS IS A VERY, VERY SPECIAL PLACE, AND I THINK IT DESERVES A SPECIAL PLACE. AND I THOUGHT MAYBE FOR THAT REASON, AND FOR OTHERS, BUT THAT REASON IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. YEAH, I THINK IT WILL HAPPEN, AND I BELIEVE THE PRIME MINISTER’S BROUGHT IT TO A VERY GOOD POINT WHERE SOMETHING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. I THINK SHE HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, YES.>>AND FROM MY POINT OF VIEW I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO DELIVER BREXIT. WE GAVE THAT CHOICE TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE. PARLIAMENT OVERWHELMINGLY GAVE THE CHOICE TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE. WE SHOULD NOW DELIVER ON THAT HOIS. I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT ACTUALLY IT’S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE U.K. TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION IN AN ORDERLY WAY WITH A DEAL. IF WE HAVE A GOOD DEAL, SADLY, THE LABOUR PARTY AND OTHER MPs HAVE STOPPED US FROM DELIVERING BREXIT AND THAT DEAL. BUT WE WILL, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE HERE IN THE U.K. I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS WE DELIVER BREXIT. ONCE WE ARE OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TODAY AND DEVELOP NOT JUST A FREE TRADE AMERICA BUT A BROADER ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP INTO THE FUTURE. >>Reporter: ON A RI-RILATED MATTER, MR. PRESIDENT, ARE YOU PREPARED TO IMPOSE INTELLIGENCE SHARING ON HUAWEI?>>NO, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ABSOLUTELY AN AGREEMENT ON HUAWEI AND EVERYTHING ELSE. WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE INTELLIGENCE RELATIONSHIP AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT ANY DIFFERENCES. I THINK WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE — WE DID DISCUSS IT. I SEE ABSOLUTELY NO LIMITATIONS. WE HAVE NEVER HAD LIMITATIONS. THIS IS A TRULY GREAT ALLY AND PARTNER AND WE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.>>FRANCIS.>>Reporter: MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU AGREE WITH YOUR AMBASSADOR THAT THE ENTIRE ECONOMY NEEDS TO BE ON THE TABLE IN A TRADE DEAL INCLUDING THE HMS. PRIME MINISTER, ARE YOU GOING TO STICK AROUND FOR A BIT UNTIL A TRADE DEAL IS DONE?>>I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TRADE DEAL, YES. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT AND VERY COMPREHENSIVE TRADE DEAL. >>Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>I CAN’T HEAR HIM.>>LOOK, I THINK EVERYTHING WITH THE TRADE DEAL IS ON THE TABLE. WHEN YOU ARE DEALING ON TRADE, EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE. SO NHS OR ANYTHING ELSE. A LOT MORE THAN THAT. BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE ON THE TABLE, ABSOLUTELY.>>BUT THE POINT ABOUT MAKING TRADE DEALS IS, OF COURSE, THAT BOTH SIDES NEGOTIATE AND COME TO AN AGREEMENT ABOUT WHAT. >>>OR SHOULD NOT BE IN THAT TRADE DEAL FOR THE FUTURE. AS REGARDS YOUR SECOND QUESTION, NICE TRY. BUT, NO. LOOK, I’M A WOMAN OF MY WORD. MR. PRESIDENT?>>JOHN, PLEASE.>>Reporter: MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT, DOMESTICALLY IN RECENT DAYS MEXICO HAS STEPPED UP APPREHENSIONS AND DEPORTATIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS. THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE IN RESPONSE TO YOUR THREAT OF TARIFFS. HAS MEXICO –>>NOT POSSIBLY BE. >>Reporter: HAS MEXICO DONE ENOUGH TO AVOID TARIFFS WHICH WILL BE IMPOSED IN SOME SIX DAYS FROM NOW?>>NO, WE HAVEN’T STARTED YET. >>Reporter: BUT THE THREAT IS OUT THERE. >>YEAH, THE THREAT IS OUT THERE. BUT WE HAVEN’T STARTED YET. THIS WILL TAKE EFFECT NEXT WEEK, 5%. >>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF REPUBLICANS WHO SAY THEY MAY TAKE ACTION TO BLOCK YOU IMPOSING THOSE TARIFFS?>>I DON’T THINK THEY WILL DO THAT. IT’S FOOLISH. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN BORDERS. HAVE TREMENDOUS RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT. I HAVE A 94% APPROVAL RATING AS OF THIS MORNING IN THE RELATIONSHIP PARTY. ISN’T THAT SOMETHING? I LOVE RECORDS. WE HAVE A 94% APPROVAL RATING IN THE RELATIONSHIP PARTY. I WANT TO SEE SECURITY AT OUR BORDER. I AM GOING TO SEE GREAT TRADE. I AM GOING SO SEE A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING. THAT IS HAPPENING. MEXICO CALLED. THEY WANT TO MEET. THEY ARE GOING TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY. SECRETARY POMPEO IS GOING TO BE AT THE MEETING ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS THAT ARE VERY GOOD AT THIS AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN DO SOMETHING. BUT I THINK IT’S MORE LIKELY THAT THE TARIFFS GO ON AND WE’LL PROBABLY BE TALKING DURING THE TIME THAT THE TARIFFS ARE ON AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE PAID. AND IF THEY DON’T STEP UP AND GIVE US SECURITY FOR OUR NATION, LOOK, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE FLOWING THROUGH MEXICO. THAT’S UNACCEPTABLE. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE COMING RIGHT THROUGH MEXICO. IT’S A 2,000-MILE JOURNEY, AND THEY ARE COMING UP TO OUR BORDER. OUR BORDER PATROL, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE, THEY ARE APPREHENDING THEM. OUR LAWS ARE BAD BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO PASS LAWS THAT COULD BE PASSED IN 15 MINUTES, THAT COULD BE PASSED QUICKLY. IN ONE DAY IT COULD CHANGE. BUT EVEN BEYOND THE LAWS, MEXICO SHOULDN’T ALLOW MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO TRY TO ENTER OUR COUNTRY. AND THEY COULD STOP IT VERY QUICKLY. AND I THINK THEY WILL. AND IF THEY WON’T, WE ARE GOING TO PUT TARIFFS ON. AND EVERY MONTH THOSE TARIFFS GO FROM 5% TO 10% TO 15% TO 20 AND THEN TO 25%. AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN THEN IS ALL OF THOSE COMPANIES THAT LEFT OUR COUNTRY AND HAVE GONE TO MEXICO ARE GOING TO BE COMING BACK TO US. AND THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S OKAY. BUT I THINK MEXICO WILL STEP UP AND DO WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING. AND I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT MEXICO IS RUN BY THE CARTELS AND THE DRUG LORDS AND THE COYOTES. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THAT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT. MEXICO HAS SOMETHING TO PROVE. BUT I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THEY ARE RUN BY THE CARTELS. YOU UNDERSTAND. YOU REPORT ON IT ALL THE TIME. A LOT OF PEOPLE DO. THAT WOULD BE A TERRIBLE THING. MEXICO SHOULD STEP UP AND STOP THIS ONSLAUGHT, THIS INVASION INTO OUR COUNTRY, JOHN.>>Reporter: PRIME MINISTER MAY, YOU TRIED THREE TIMES TO GET A DEAL ON BREXIT. AT THIS POINT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT A DEAL ON BREXIT IS POSSIBLE, OR IS THIS A GORDIAN KNOT? PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THAT YOU DIDN’T TAKE HIS ADVICE IN TERMS OF NEGOTIATION. SHOULD YOU HAVE? WOULD THAT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE? AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, IF I COULD ASK A FOLLOW-UP, YOU HAD A CONVERSATION WITH BORIS JOHNSON. COULD WE ASK WHAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT AND WILL YOU MEET WITH MICHAEL GOVE TODAY?>>FIRST OF ALL, AT THE FIRST ISSUE, I SAID I STILL BELIEVE, I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE U.K. TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION WITH A DEAL. I BELIEVE THERE IS A GOOD DEAL ON THE TABLE. OBVIOUSLY, IT WILL BE FOR WHOEVER SUCCEEDS ME AS PRIME MINISTER TO TAKE THIS ISSUE FORWARD. WHAT IS PARAMOUNT, I BELIEVE, IS DELIVERING ON BREXIT FOR THE BRITISH PEOPLE. AND I SEEM TO REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT SUGGESTING THAT I SUED THE EUROPEAN UNION, WHICH WE DIDN’T DO. WE WENT INTO NEGOTIATIONS AND CAME OUT WITH A GOOD DEAL.>>THAT’S NOT SUCH — I WOULD HAVE SUED, BUT THAT’S OKAY. I WOULD HAVE SUED AND SETTLED MAYBE. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. SHE IS PROBABLY A BETTER NEGOTIATOR THAN I AM, JEREMY. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? SHE HAS GOT IT IN A SENSE, JOHN. THAT DEAL IS TEED UP. I THINK THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. AND PERHAPS YOU WON’T BE GIVEN THE CREDIT THAT YOU DESERVE IF THEY DO SOMETHING. BUT I THINK YOU DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT. I REALLY DO. I THINK YOU DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT. YES, JOHN? [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]>>I KNOW BORIS. I LIKE HIM. I LIKED HIM FOR A LONG TIME. I THINK HE WILL DO A GOOD JOB. I KNOW JEREMY, I THINK HE WILL DO A VERY GOOD JOB. I DON’T KNOW MICHAEL. BUT WOULD HE DO A GOOD JOB, JEREMY? TELL ME. OKAY. GOOD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER EXITING AFTER A NEWS CONFERENCE THAT WENT ON FOR ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR. THEY HAVE REMARKS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY WHICH WILL BE COMMEMORATED IN TRANSLATOR THIS WEEK AS WELL AS DISCUSSION OF AN IMPENDING TRADE DEAL SHOULD THE BREXIT PLAN, THE U.K.’S EXIT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION, GO FORWARD. THERE IS A LOT OF TALK BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES ABOUT A TRADE DEAL. ALSO TALKED ABOUT SHARED COOPERATION ON SECURITY AND NOT A LITTLE BIT OF BRITISH POLITICS. A LOT OF BRITISH POLITICS BEING PART OF THAT NEWS CONFERENCE. LET’S GO RIGHT TO PETER ALEXANDER, OUR CORRESPONDENT WHO IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT. WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY?>>Reporter: WELL, SAVANNAH, I WAS STRUCK BY YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT CUTELY SAY I DON’T LIKE TO TAKE POSITIONS ON THESE THINGS WHEN ASKED ABOUT BREXIT. OBVIOUSLY, THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE HIS POSITION VERY CLEAR, VERY AGGRESSIVE POSITION HE HAS TOWARDS BREXIT. EVEN CRITICIZING THERESA MAY IN ADVANCE OF THIS VISIT, BASICALLY SAYING THAT THE U.K. HAS GIVEN AWAY ITS LEVERAGE TO THE E.U., THEY SHOULD WALK AWAY FROM THE TABLE IF NECESSARY. HE THINKS THAT BREXIT SHOULD HAPPEN HERE. HE ALSO HAD STRONG OPINIONS, NOT UNEXPECTED, ABOUT LONDON’S MAYOR, SADIQ KHAN, WHO TRADED INSULTS OF HIM IN ADVANCE OF THE PRESIDENT’S ARRIVAL HERE. THE PRESIDENT CALLED KAHN A STONE COLD LOSER. TODAY HE SAID HE IS A NEGATIVE FORCE. THOSE PROTESTS, 10,000 PEOPLE HAVE GATHERED IN LONDON, DESPITE A CHILLY, WINDY, RAINY, VERY BRITISH DAY HERE. THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THE DESCRIPTIONS OF PROTESTERS ON THE STREETS WERE, AS HE DESCRIBED IT, FAKE NEWS AND SAID THAT HE SAW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CHEERING FOR HIM TODAY. WE HAVEN’T SEEN THE GIANT CROWDS CHEERING FOR HIM. THERE CERTAINLY ARE PROTESTERS ON THE STREETS HERE. SAVANNAH, THE ONLY OTHER THING I WAS STRUCK BY IS THERESA MAY, WHO IS NOW THE LAME EXIST OF LAME DUCK PRIME MINISTERS, SHE WILL BE STEPPING DOWN, BECOMING A CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER BEGINNING ON FRIDAY. IN HER OPENING REMARKS DETAILING THE PLACES WHERE THESE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE NOW SEEN DIVISION ON THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT, ON THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, AND ON A VARIETY OF OTHER TOPICS. REMAINS TO BE SEEN HOW SPECIAL THIS SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WILL BE GOING FORWARD. >>ALL RIGHT. WE WILL CONTINUE. IT WAS AN UPBEAT PERFORMANCE FROM THOSE LEADERS DESPITE SOME OF THE RIFRTS THAT HAD TAKEN BEFORE THE PRESIDENT CAME FOR THE STATE VISIT. HE ALSO HAD THE ROYAL TREATMENT LAST NIGHT. DINNER WITH THE QUEEN. ALL OF THE ROYALS WERE THERE ASSEMBLED FOR THE POMP AND PAGEANTRY PORTION. TODAY ABOUT THE POLITICS. RICHARD ENGLE IS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE IN LONDON WHERE PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROTESTS HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE. WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN, RICHARD?>>Reporter: SO WE ARE ACTUALLY NOW IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE. WE HAVE BEEN MOVING WITH THE PROTESTERS WHO STARTED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. LISTENING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT SOUNDS LIKE HE HAS BEEN IN A DIFFERENT CITY THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS WELCOMING PRESIDENT TRUMP. THAT SOUNDED TO BE DELUSIONAL. INSTEAD, WE HAVE SEEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE QUITE ACTIVELY, QUITE BOISTEROUSLY EXPRESSING THEIR OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY SAY THEY DON’T WANT HIM HERE. THEY ARE UPSET THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS ROLLED OUT THE RED CARPET. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS THAT HAVE COME TOGETHER ON THE STREETS. THERE ARE WOMEN’S RIGHTS GROUPS, THERE ARE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT PALESTINIAN RIGHTS. BUT THEY ARE ALL COMING TOGETHER WITH ONE MESSAGE, AND THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND THE REASON WE HEARD SO MUCH BRITISH POLITICS TODAY IS THAT THIS COUNTRY IS VERY MUCH AT A CROSSROADS. IT CAN EITHER STAY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION OR IT CAN HAVE THIS BREXIT OPTION, AND THEY SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE OFFERING A DIFFERENT PATH. LEAVE THE E.U. CONTINUE ON BREXIT AND MAKE THIS TRADE DEAL WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS HERE SAYING THEY JUST DON’T TRUST THIS PRESIDENT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. >>ALL RIGHT. RICHARD ENGLE WITH THE PROTESTERS IN LONDON. PETER ALEXANDER BEFORE THAT. MUCH MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MSNBC, ALSO NBCNEWS.COM. LESTER HOLT IS LIVE IN LONDON ON “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS.” FOR NOW, MOST OF YOU WILL RETURN TO MORE OF

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