May Is Just A Pawn – Trump’s Real Target Is Merkel

By Tyler Durden

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Submitted by Saxo Bank’s Martin O’Rourke via TradingFloor.com,

UK prime minister Theresa May flies to US for meeting with Donald Trump Friday
May hoping she can use the talks as leverage in UK’s Brexit negotiations
Trump likes to cut his deals on one-to-one basis making UK an ideal first meeting
Already shown he is gunning for EU ‘head’ Angela Merkel in incendiary interview
Brexit-bound UK a useful tool in battle against supranational organisations like EU
Desperate May unlikely to get a deal anywhere close to her hoped-for terms
Trump could look to send clear message to Merkel and, down the line, China

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It’s hard to escape the feeling that Theresa May would much rather be dealing with the likes of former secretary of state John Kerry than president Donald Trump.

Three months ago, we published a piece on TradingFloor speculating on 10 potential scenarios that could arise from a Donald Trump presidential election victory including a final point that UK prime minister Theresa May and German chancellor Angela Merkel would keep their distance if Trump emerged victorious.

The point was flippant, of course. This is, after all, the president of the US we are talking about here …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge