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Trump's visit a signal to Brits of hard slog ahead for trade deal

LONDON • President Donald Trump has concluded his state visit to Britain in the same way he began it: by breaking most diplomatic conventions and by annoying most British politicians.

Still, the visit was a reminder that despite Mr Trump's unpredictable behaviour on his foreign visits, he knows how to be a tough trade negotiator.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Trump's visit a signal to Brits of hard slog ahead for trade deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe