Donald Trump Jr. penned a fiery opinion piece in Tuesday’s The Telegraph in which he slammed close Trump administration ally, British Prime Minister Theresa May, writing she should “have taken my father’s advice” on Brexit.
The U.S. president’s son continued, “With the deadline fast approaching, it appears that democracy in the U.K. is all but dead,” referring to the March 29 date when Britain was set to leave the European Union.
The Guardian’s political correspondent, Peter Walker, pointed out that the piece “is *full* of the sort of tropes/code words beloved of conspiracy theorists and the far right.”
Walker was referring to lines like this one: “The people of both the U.K. and the U.S. must reaffirm the decisions they made in 2016 to stand up for themselves against the global elite.”
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton also accused Britain's political establishment Tuesday of failing to implement the result of the 2016 referendum to leave the EU.
May's divorce deal with the EU has been rejected by lawmakers twice already and the government is considering asking the bloc to delay the departure date beyond March 29.
"The people of Britain have voted. When is the political class going to give effect to that vote?" Bolton told Sky News. "The president has been clear that he wants a resolution of this issue that allows the United States and Britain to come to trade deals again. He sees huge opportunity if Britain's status can be resolved."