Donald Trump mentioned he would pay £100,000 to not hear Theresa Could discuss, Piers Morgan has claimed.
The previous Good Morning Britain presenter, writing in The Spectator, mentioned he instructed the previous US president that Mrs Could will get paid greater than £100,000 for speeches.
“He exploded into mocking laughter and spluttered: ‘Are you kidding me? I might pay £100,000 to not hear her discuss!” Morgan mentioned about Mr Trump.
Morgan went on: “Is it simply me who was bemused to listen to that Theresa Could has raked in additional than £1 million on the company lecture circuit since leaving No 10?
“I as soon as had a 20 minute chat along with her at a Spectator social gathering which was so enthralling that by the point I bought house, I could not bear in mind something she’d instructed me.”
Mr Trump and Mrs Could’s relationship as world leaders got here into focus a number of instances throughout each of their tenures, starting from the pair holding arms to the American leaving her off the checklist of world leaders he rated relations with as 10 out of 10.
Shortly after Mr Trump’s inauguration, Mr Trump was photographed holding Mrs Could’s hand as they walked via the White Home colonnades – which took her “unexpectedly”, her former joint chief of employees mentioned.
Earlier this yr, Mrs Could revealed that she “by no means knew what to anticipate” from Mr Trump.
“With Donald Trump, I by no means knew what to anticipate – from being supplied, typically actually, the hand of friendship to listening to him query core tenets of the transatlantic alliance,” she wrote within the Each day Mail.
“When a British prime minister walks out for a joint press convention with the world’s media not sure if america president standing subsequent to her will agree that NATO is a bulwark of our collective defence, you understand you might be dwelling in extraordinary instances.”
A US report primarily based on conversations with prime officers, claimed final yr the previous president attacked Mrs Could as weak and known as her “a idiot” in her strategy to Brexit, NATO and immigration throughout cellphone calls between 2016 and 2019.
“He’d get agitated about one thing with Theresa Could, then he’d get nasty along with her on the cellphone name,” one supply instructed CNN final June.
Mrs Could reportedly turned “flustered and nervous” throughout her conversations with the US president.
“He clearly intimidated her and meant to,” one of many sources mentioned.