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‘Fire And Fury’ Author Predicts Bad Relations With UK If Royals Snub Trump

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Author Michael Wolff is predicting the quick deterioration of U.S. relations with Britain if President Donald Trump is not invited to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The “Fire and Fury” author who created a split between Trump and his former strategist Steve Bannon, told The Daily Mail on Sunday that a Royal snub would anger Trump to the point of compromising the current good relations between the two countries and possibly rule out a special trade deal with the U.K.

Wolff futher contends that Trump “sees the Queen in reality TV show terms. That’s the Trump modus operandi. He will try to Trumpalize the Queen and Buckingham Palace.”

Wolff insisted that Britain, currently in the midst of leaving the European Union, could pay dearly if Trump doesn’t “get what he wants” because the president “doesn’t like being snubbed and wants to be the center of attention all the time.”

According to Wolff: “Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is simple: You Brits suck up to him and enlist in whatever geopolitical fantasy he has going, he’ll give you what you want — though only if it doesn’t hurt him. It is not so much vengeance, rather ‘you flatter me and I’ll flatter you.’”

Wolff continued his line of speculation by concluding, “If the Brits give him what he wants he will value the Brits.”

The odds are against Trump being invited to the wedding gala because of a friendship between Harry and former president Barack Obama.

But Trump is planning to visit Britain this year and has expressed a desire to meet with Queen Elizabeth, who is now the longest serving monarch in British history.

Although Trump celebrated the decision by the British electorate to leave the European Union in a referendum dubbed “Brexit,” Wolff claims that Trump knew nothing about it in the weeks leading up to the vote.

“I interviewed Trump two weeks before your 2016 referendum and he had no idea what Brexit was,” Wolff told the Mail.

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