Salmond believes Theresa May made a big mistake by ignoring his advice
The former First Minister claims he told two ministers to “sup with a long spoon” when they approached him for tips on how to deal with the new President in the weeks before Christmas.
Mr Salmond said: “I advised them two things: under no circumstances rush into a relationship, and don’t do it under terms of disadvantage.
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“That is what she did – she went rushing into the relationship under terms of disadvantage and it’s already unravelling.”
He added that Theresa May would have “no influence” in Brexit talks because of the close ties she has recently developed with Trump – who is antagonising EU leaders with repeated criticism of the crumbling Brussels bloc.
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The two leaders will spend about an hour in face-to-face talks in the Oval Office, where President Trump has restored a bust of Winston Churchill removed by predecessor Barack Obama.
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President Trump Meets With British PM Theresa May At The White House
Alex Salmond’s previous dealings with Donald Trump have not been entirely successful – the former SNP leader was branded “Mad Alex” by the President who accused him of “running Scotland” after a dispute over a planned overture wind farm near Trump’s Aberdeenshire estate.
Speaking ahead of Theresa May’s US visit last week, Mr Salmond said: "I can't think of two people who are more polar opposites than Theresa May and Donald Trump.
Mr Salmond was given the nickname 'Mad Alex' by the President
I advised them two things: under no circumstances rush into a relationship, and don’t do it under terms of disadvantage
“You never, ever negotiate with Donald Trump from a position of weakness.
"She should state clearly, unambiguously the points of disagreement…she should not, at any cost, bring up the supposed trade deal as her first point of business.”
Despite ignoring Salmond's advice, Theresa May & Trump appeared to enjoy a productive first meeting
Trump’s relations with Britain have caused uproar in recent days, with thousands coming out to protest against the President’s planned state visit.
A petition calling for the state visit to be downgraded has received more than 1.7 million signatures and is set to be debated on February 20.
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