Fox's Brian Kilmeade asks why London protesters are "angry at Trump" when he supports Brexit

Fox's Brian Kilmeade asks why London protesters are "angry at Trump" when he supports Brexit

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From the June 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Do you remember when President Obama came out and said, "Hey, before the vote on Brexit keep in mind, Brits, if you actually pass this and leave the EU, you go to the back of the queue when it comes to a trade deal." And that upset a lot of Brits. Now you have a president that says, "I'm just waiting for the opportunity to cut a trade deal." Why are they angry at Trump? 

BENJAMIN HALL (FOX NEWS FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT): Yeah, well that's absolutely it. Many people don't understand. President Trump has said all along that Brexit is a good thing, that if they leave the EU they can do free trade deals with the U.S. and President Trump is waiting to do that. They even said that some sort of negotiations have been ongoing already, setting in place plans for a possible future trade deal. What people are saying here is that he is divisive. That's what the protesters say. They dislike his stance on climate change, some of the things he's said about women in the past. But again, as you pointed out earlier, the royal family welcoming with open arms. They acknowledge the strong relationship, the special bond. And President Trump will get a warm welcome here despite those protesters. 

Previously:

Fox News White House correspondent: "A lot of those demonstrations" in London "will also include pro-Trump folks"

Fox host: Trump is "allowed to" snub British Prime Minister Theresa May and "he's not afraid of the backlash"

Fox uses Manchester terror attack by UK native to justify Trump's Muslim ban

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