Trump boasts of his amazing chemistry with the Queen, denies fist-bumping her: 'We had a great time together'
After an image of President Donald Trump appearing to fist-bump Queen Elizabeth II went viral on social media, the Republican, on Thursday, denied doing so on his state visit to the United Kingdom.
The president, however, did boast about having an instant connection with the 93-year-old British monarch. Trump claimed that the Queen had the time of his life with him. He made the statement in an interview that aired on Laura Ingraham’s primetime Fox News show.
Trump, at the beginning of his sit-down chat with Ingraham, said: "The meeting with the Queen was incredible. I think I can say I really got to know her because I sat with her many times and we had automatic chemistry, you understand that feeling, it’s a good feeling."
The interview was reportedly pre-recorded at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France during commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
"We had a period where we were talking solid, straight, I didn’t even know who the other people at the table were, never spoke to them,” Trump claimed. “We just had a great time together.”
Trump, towards the end of the interview, also claimed that "there are those that say they have never seen the Queen have a better time, a more animated time" than when she was with him. The president also used the interview to slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and defended his tariffs on goods imported from China and Mexico.
The Republican met with the British monarch multiple times during the three-day visit to the UK. His visit also included a royal banquet at the Buckingham Palace and a commemorative D-Day event in Portsmouth.
Thousands of people took to the streets in London to protest the US President's three-day state visit to the UK, with some flying the famous Trump Baby Blimp and projecting Trump's low approval ratings in the UK in comparison to his predecessor Barack Obama.