Trump becomes the 12th US president to meet Queen Elizabeth

He apologized for an interview in which he blasted the UK prime minister's plans for Britain's exit from the European Union.
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lsinki should not move forward, Davi Pierre leading us off a Friday night. This C as the drama unfolds across the as the president visits. Okt this. A newspaper blasting Theresa may. The president said she wreck brexit and he coulde done better, and hours late he wa si by side with her at a news conference answer questions with her. A reporr asked, is that what you among friends? Terry Mo for us. Reporter: For a moment, they were holding hangain, like old friends, as president trump and prime minister may arrived atir press conferenc but right out of the gate, a ques fitish pres about the president's blistering interview critg the prime nister. You publicly criticized the E minister's Poland her personally for not listening to you this week. Is thaly the behavior of friend? I didn't criticize the prime minister. I have a L R prime minister. Reporter: But listen to tape about what the president id may' plans for brexit. That's Britain getting out of thean union. I actually toldresa may how to do it, but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me. I would Acly say she ably went E opposite way if you really look probably went the opposite way that's fine you know she ld negotiate best wayhe knows how but it's too bad. Reporter:t interview Ed Britain. May is fighting for her political lifeis very issue. And presidtrump acknowledge he did tell her to go another way inritain's thorny negotiations with Europe. As far as the advice I gave her a suggestion, I dn advice, and I think she found I maybe too brutal. I could fully understand why she thouit was tough. D maybe today she'll do that if they don't make the right deal she Mo suggested that she mig W do, but it's not an easy thing. Reporter: The British press was in a lather abouump's interview. Ys he did something when they met this morning that's rare fimffered to apolog She's a totalfessional because W iaw her this morning, I said, I want to apologize because I said such good thingout you she said, don't worry, it's only the press. Theybeen doing to me an I do it to them. Reporter: And in the end he compd his mea lpa rsing her leadership. Whatever you do is okay with me. That's yr decision whatever you do is okay with us, just make sure we can trade toge, that's a that matters. Reporter: On one issue, they differ sharp, immigrat their strong words here today crystallizing a heated debate somany are hing around world. I think tr watch themselves you are changing culture, you're changing of things. You are changing security. It's a vy situation,y unrtunate but I do not think it's good for Europe and I don'tink it's goofor our cotr The uk has a history O welcomg people who are fleeing persecution to our country. Overall, immigration has been good for E uk. It brought pple with different backgrounds, different outlooks here to the uk had we've seem contriting to our society and our economy. Reporter: Oneng from his roversial inrview the president did not back away from, his praise for may's political riboris john. He said Johnson would make a good prime minister. Today he repted that. He'been very nice to me and has been saying good things about S president. I thk he thinks I'm doing a great job. I am doing a great job, th can tell Yo Ju in case you hav noticed, but Boris Johnson would be a G prime minister. I also said this incredible woman right here is doing a astic job, a great and I mean that. Reporter: And finally, this may be what president trump was mostki to. He become the 12th president to meet queen Elizabeth. Donald and Melania trump, their handover theirrts, the band playing therican national anthem. A lot of pomp and circumstance theryou shod us there, rry. Ris Johnson would make a great prime miniwi Theresa may standing next to him. She didn't take hisgestion on brexit. He repeatedly said ornd over again before the cameras toy THA maybe one day she'll take my suestion, never revealed it? Reportee NER told it. That's PARTF of the for president trump. But the real concern so many brittonshave, it's whether this crucial alliance is based UND presid trump as it always has been on shared values and trust, David? Terry Moran. I'll see you for tummit with imir Putin in a couple of

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