President Donald Trump accused U.K. tabloid The Sun of omitting many of his comments praising Prime Minister Theresa May from a story during a joint press conference Thursday.
“I didn’t criticize the prime minister. I have a lot of respect for the prime minister and, unfortunately, there was a story that was done which was generally fine, but it didn’t put in what I said about the prime minister and I said tremendous things,” Trump declared, adding, “Fortunately, we tend to record stories now so we have it for your enjoyment if you like it. We report when we deal with reporters. It is called fake news.”
Trump’s comments follow his comments to The Sun praising May’s departed foreign minister Boris Johnson saying he “would make a great prime minister” but insisted he did not want to pit him against May. The president’s comments were seen in the U.K. as an attempt to undermine the sitting Prime Minister.