Disrespectful and divisive: Reaction to Donald Trump's latest Brexit broadside

US president Donald Trump has been accused of "disrespecting" the nation after his latest intervention on Brexit.

Mr Trump, who is due to meet Theresa May at her Chequers residence on Friday, was heavily critical of the deal thrashed out by the Cabinet at the 16th century manor house, saying it called into question any future UK-US trade deal.

He told The Sun: "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal."

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US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are visiting the UK (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The president also took aim at London mayor Sadiq Khan and immigration in Europe in the interview.

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said Mr Trump was "determined to insult" Mrs May.

She added: "The divisive, dog-whistle rhetoric in his @TheSun interview is repulsive.

"If signing up to the #Trump world view is the price of a deal, it's not worth paying."

Labour MP Anna Turley questioned why the US president gets to meet the Queen during his four-day visit.

The Redcar representative wrote on Twitter: "Trump is a racist & disrespects our nation. Why does he get to meet our Queen? And those Tories saying we should respect him simply because he is elected President - by that logic shouldn't he respect our Prime Minister & London's Mayor?"

While Darren Jones, Labour MP for Bristol North West wrote: "Well this has gone well then. What a humiliating week for Britain (excluding the valiant efforts of our football team!).

Rupa Huq, MP for Central Ealing and Acton said the president's comments were Islamophobic.

The Labour member said: "A dash of Islamophobia lobbed at Sadiq Khan who he blames for terrorism. Awful stuff."

Plus a dash of Islamophobia lobbed at Sadiq Khan who he blames for terrorism. Awful stuff https://t.co/JtnLneKvWI

-- Rupa Huq MP (@RupaHuq) July 12, 2018

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