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Trump vs. the tape on his explosive Theresa May comments

Trump and Theresa May press conference at Chequers
Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at Chequers on July 13, 2018. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Speaking at a joint press conference Friday, President Trump insisted that he did not criticize British Prime Minister Theresa May in his interview with The Sun and accused the British tabloid of being "fake news," despite the interview being on tape.

"“I didn’t criticize the prime minister. I have a lot of respect for the prime minister and unfortunately there was a story that was done which was generally fine, but it didn’t put in what I said about the prime minister... And I said tremendous things... they didn't put it in the headline, I wish they put that in the headline. And she's a total professional, because when I saw her this morning, I said, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you.' She said, 'Don't worry, it's only the press.'"
— President Trump