Donald Trump Hits Back at Criticism: 'DISGUSTING! I was EARLY and Waiting for the QUEEN!'
The Queen and Donald Trump “got on fantastically well” after their historic meeting last month and the President was not late, he claimed while speaking to a collection of supporters.
The Queen met with the US President last month after Donald Trump travelled to the UK.
Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the US President’s visit.
The US President has been critical of media coverage of his meeting with Her Majesty, with some reports suggesting he “overstayed” during his time with the Queen, as well as turning up late.
Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, the US President said: “I was asked to have tea with the Queen, who is incredible by the way. Incredible.
"I landed and I'm on the ground and I'm waiting with the King's and the Queen's guards, wonderful people. I'm waiting."
“I was about 15 minutes early and I'm waiting with my wife and that's fine. Hey, it's the Queen, right? We can wait. But I'm a little early."
“So I then go up and meet the Queen and she is fantastic We then go up and we have tea. And I didn't know this, it was supposed to last 15 minutes but it lasted like an hour. Because we got along. And she liked our first lady and our first lady liked her."
“But we got along fantastically well. But the time went by, you know, sometimes you get along and there is good chemistry and time goes by. So we were there for about an hour."
"So here’s the story, remember I got there early, and the Queen’s guards waited with me. In fact, we took a helicopter, you see these secret service guys, they are not late, they don’t believe in being late. They believe in being early not late."
“So here was the story by the fake news, ‘The president was 15 minutes late for the Queen’. Wrong."
“And then, here's the rest of the story, ‘The president overstayed’."
“So I was late and I overstayed. But honestly, folks, it was such a beautiful, beautiful visit and afternoon. But they can make anything bad because they are the fake, fake, disgusting news.”
During his visit in July, Donald Trump held a key meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May before he claimed their relationship as the “highest level of special”.
Tens of thousands of protesters lined the street raging against the US President’s visit to Britain.
During an interview with Piers Morgan, the US President spoke out about his meeting with Her Majesty.
He said: “Let me tell you she is an incredible woman. She is so beautiful, inside and out, she is a beautiful woman.”