Trump calls the Queen "beautiful" inside and out, says she is a "fantastic woman"
The US President and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to spend half an hour with the Queen, however, they ended up staying longer than expected
President Donald Trump, after his meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle during his UK visit, reportedly called the 92-year-old monarch "beautiful" inside and out. Trump made the statement while talking to British journalist Piers Morgan onboard Air Force One at Stansted Airport after the Republican's meeting with the monarch.
Trump, during the meeting, discussed an array of issues with Morgan, including his meeting with the Queen, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and America's relations with the United Kingdom after Brexit. The Republican reportedly also called the Queen "a fantastic woman."
"She's a fantastic woman, so much energy and smart and sharp. She was amazing. Such a wonderful lady and so beautiful. It was such an honor to finally meet her," Morgan quoted Trump as saying, according to Daily Mail.
"When I say beautiful, inside and out, that is a beautiful woman," Trump added. The interview is scheduled to air on Good Morning Britain on Monday.
The US President and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to spend half an hour with the Queen, however, they ended up staying longer than expected as their afternoon tea was extended by 20 minutes, according to reports.
Reports also state that Prince Charles and Prince William had "snubbed" the US President during his visit and had left the Queen to meet with him alone at Windsor Castle. Daily Mail reported that the royal father and son had expressed their desire to not participate in the arrangements associated with Trump's four-day tour of the country.
Considering it was not Trump's state visit to the nation, only the Queen greeted the US first couple. Trump also reportedly talked about his mother, Mary Anne Trump, during the interview with Morgan and said that she was a "tremendous fan" of the Queen. Trump's mother died at the age of 88 in 2000.
"I was walking up and I was saying [to Melania]: Can you imagine my mother seeing this scene? Windsor. Windsor Castle. And it was beautiful, it was really beautiful but the Queen is terrific. She is so sharp, so wise, so beautiful. Up close, you see she's so beautiful. She's a very special person.
"And the way she's conducted herself for so many years. And she's got a lot of years left. To have that meeting I think was really great. We met, but also watching the guard, hearing the sounds, being in that place, that very special place. it was very special there’s no question about that," the Republican added.
When Trump was asked whether the Queen discussed Brexit with him during their meeting, he replied with: "I did. She said it’s a very - and she’s right - it’s a very complex problem, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be.
"Everyone thought it was going to be, oh it’s simple, we join or don’t join, or let’s see what happens," the president said.
Trump also talked about a trade deal with the UK and said that he has asked the British Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure that a deal is formulated between the two countries.
"I think we’re going to have a great trade deal, I’ve really no doubt about it. We’re going to get it.
"I said [to Theresa May], make sure you have a carve out, you have to have a carve out, where no matter what happens they have the right to make a deal with the United States.’ I think no matter what happens, they’re going to have carve outs and they’re going to make a deal with us.
"I’m saying that now so that when I go into negotiations with you people, I’m going to try and top you, you’re going to try and top us. The main thing is they have to have the right to do it so that’s the only thing I told [the PM] you have to have the right to do it. You can’t be shut out because we’re much bigger than the European Union, we’re more important from that standpoint," he added.