However he also hinted that he would be confronting her about rumours of the UK being involved in ‘spying’ on his campaign.
Trump’s praise for Mrs May came on the day she announced her resignation as Prime Minister after admitting her failure to secure a
He said: ‘I feel badly for Theresa, I like her very much.
Mrs May tearfully announced her resignation outside 10 Downing Street yesterday. Donald Trump praised her for being a ‘very strong woman’ who he ‘liked very much’
‘She’s a good woman, she worked hard.
‘She decided to do something that some people were surprised at. It’s for the good of her country.’
He then told reporters that he would confront Mrs May about the ‘rumour that the FBI and CIA were involved with the UK having to do with the Russian hoax’.
Mrs May’s resignation will come into effect on June 7, so she will still be acting Prime Minister during Trump’s visit.
Donald Trump called the Russia probe an ‘attempted coup’ and says he may raise what he terms British ‘spying’ on his campaign during his State Visit with Theresa May in June
When Trump raised the issue of the UK being involved with ‘spying’ on his campaign on Twitter last month, GCHQ released a statement saying: ‘The allegations that GCHQ was asked to conduct “wire tapping” against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.’
In April the President tweeted that a former CIA agent, Larry Johnson, had accused the UK of ‘helping the Obama Administration spy on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign’.
It was his second accusation against the UK for being involved in what he claims was an ‘attempted coup to take down the president of the United States’.
In April the President tweeted that a former CIA agent, Larry Johnson, had accused the UK of ‘helping the Obama Administration spy on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign’
In 2017 Sean Spicer, Trump’s then press secretary, repeated a claim originally made by an analyst on Fox News that GCHQ was hired by Barack Obama to spy on Trump’s campaign.
He said: ‘Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command – he didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the Department of Justice – he used GCHQ.’
Trump has said he wants Attorney General Bill Barr to take his investigation into the Russia probe global and examine events in Great Britain, Australia, and Ukraine.
He said: ‘It was an attempted coup or an attempted take down of the president of the United States.
‘It should never ever happen to anybody else.’
‘I declassified, I guess, potentially millions of pages of documents,’ Trump told reporters
He explained his order granting Barr declassification authority and ordering the intelligence community to cooperate.
He said: ‘I’ve declassified everything. He can look.
‘I declassified, I guess, potentially millions of pages of documents.
‘I don’t know what it is. I have no idea. But I want to be transparent.
‘Everybody wanted me to declassify. I’ve done it. You could almost says he’s (Barr) the trustee.’
Johnson was described as a conservative conspiracy theorist by US media monitoring organisation Media Matters for America.
Barr has assigned a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to probe the origins of the Russia investigation in what is the third known inquiry into the opening of the FBI probe.
Philip May could be seen watching from the shadows (far left) as his wife delivered her parting message from Downing St
Her voice cracking, Mrs May said it had been the ‘honour of my life’ to be PM, and she hoped she would not be the last woman to lead the country
Yesterday’s dramatic scenes of Mrs May’s resignation came after her last-ditch effort to get her EU deal through the Commons backfired spectacularly.
Tories were up in arms and the Cabinet mounted an open revolt after she offered MPs a vote on holding a second referendum and joining a temporary customs union with the EU.
The PM humiliatingly pulled her Withdrawal Agreement Bill – known as WAB – yesterday after accepting the reality of her demise.
She repeatedly broke down in tears today as she admitted her Brexit-wracked premiership is coming to an end – first on live TV and then behind closed doors.
‘I’ve done my best,’ she said. ‘I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal … sadly I have not been able to do so.
‘It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.’
She declared she will resign as Conservative leader on June 7, triggering a contest that should be complete by the end of July.
Mrs May was overcome by tears as she spoke of her pride at having been PM, even though she admitted to having failed to deliver Brexit
The premier walked back through the famous black door as the country digested the impending end of her premiership