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Hillary Clinton is actually interviewed by Mariella Frostrup (not pictured) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 15, 2017 in Cheltenham, England.
Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after the idea leaves the European Union.
Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November’s election, also said Britain could face serious disruption if the idea left the EU without a negotiated deal with Brussels.
The British government has talked up the prospect of bilateral trade deals with the United States in addition to also also others among the major benefits of leaving the EU following last year’s surprise referendum vote to leave.
Asked about the prospects of a British-U.S. deal, Clinton told the BBC: “You’re doing a trade deal with somebody who says he doesn’t believe in trade, so I’m not quite sure how of which’s going to play out over the next few years.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May visited Trump in January to talk trade. The countries share $0 billion of trade each year.
however May has since intervened in a dispute between U.S. aerospace firm Boeing in addition to also also Canadian planemaker Bombardier, lobbying inside interests of Bombardier to try to protect jobs at its factory in Northern Ireland.
Clinton also said Britain could be at a “very big disadvantage” if divorce negotiations with the EU failed, in addition to also also went on to compare the factors behind the Brexit vote to her own election loss.
“Looking at the Brexit vote at This particular point the idea was a precursor to some extent to what happened to us inside United States… The amount of fabricated, false information of which your voters were given by the ‘Leave’ campaign,” she said.
She said her own presidential campaign was subject to similar treatment, citing the spread of false stories by online news outlets, in addition to also also warned of which Britain in addition to also also different countries must be alert to the risks of such brand-new media.
“The big lie is actually a very potent tool,” she said.