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    Trump Claims He Got ‘Glowing Reviews’ From U.K. Media That Roundly Ridiculed Him

    Reuters / Toby Melville

    Donald Trump has claimed that the British media gave him “glowing reviews” during this week’s state visit, despite the coverage treating him at best as a ludicrous figure and at worst as a threat to the country’s relationship with America. Tweeting from France, where he’s due to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Trump attacked U.S. media for its negative coverage and praised British counterparts for a more positive outlook. However, Trump was widely condemned and later forced to retract comments that the U.K. National Health Service would be “on the table” in post-Brexit trade talks between the countries. He was also criticized for starting a “petulant and deeply unedifying” spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, whom Trump called a “stone cold loser.” Guardian columnist Marina Hyde summed up the mood in the U.K.: “It is finally over, then, the state visit during which U.S. President Donald Trump treated Britain like a Moscow hotel mattress. God, we deserved it.”