'It's The PM That Damaged Our Relationship With America, Not Bercow'

8 February 2017, 16:53

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Alex Salmond says the Special Relationship is more damaged by Theresa May's rush to shake hands with Donald Trump than anything the Speaker could say.

'May's Damaged The UK-US Relationship, Not Bercow'

Alex Salmond says that Theresa May's rush to make friends with Donald Trump has done more damage than anything John Bercow could say.


Ed suggested to Salmond that the UK could suffer if Donald Trump decided to take offence at Bercow's comments about him.

"I'm speaking as someone who beat Donald Trump in court three times," said Salmond.

"What damages the relationship between Britain and America - and America is not Donald J Trump - what damaged the relationship is the Prime Minister's behaviour in her rush for 'hands across the ocean' in the White House, relationship with Donald Trump.

"It's wrong for two reasons.

"One it's the wrong thing to do, to ingratiate yourself without taking the time and effort to see how things go and secondly...I can tell you from absolutel personal experience, you should never negotiate with Donald Trump from a position of weakness."

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