But 51% again say that the USA president is untrustworthy to negotiate a trade deal with, including 38% who say he is "very untrustworthy". I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister.
Trump also blasted Londoners in general, for protesting his arrival in England, and said that he "used to love London as a city", but added "when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?"
It comes just days after the president declined to say whether Mrs May should remain in post, said he had "always liked" Boris Johnson, who quit as foreign secretary over the Chequers agreement, and described the United Kingdom as being in "turmoil".
"We are two of the five who are fully paid up but others are coming along rapidly".
At the same location a week ago, May finally won agreement for her Brexit plans from her cabinet after two years of tortuous internal wrangling. Trump also said he was "cracking down" on the European Union as "they have not treated the U.S. fairly on trading". "And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger", he tells the Commander-in-Chief.
He also said a rival politician, Boris Johnson, would make a "great prime minister".
He confirmed that he had threatened to pull United States troops out of Europe at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels during the week, but said the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries had come together and agreed to increase military spending which would make them stronger and more unified. "I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn't agree, she didn't listen to me", Trump said.
The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain.
He said May is doing a terrific job and described the Brexit negotiations with the European Union as complicated.
"I would say Brexit is Brexit", he told reporters. "She said: "Don't worry, it's only the press". The president suggested not all of his comments about May were printed by The Sun, and that the newspaper had omitted the positive things he said about the prime minister.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave the greenlight to activists to fly a giant balloon depicting an orange baby Trump throwing a tantrum during the USA president's visit.
Some carried placards saying Special Relationship?
The president dined at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night before today's planned meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in her country residence. "I think they like me in the UK". I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him'.
Thursday, Trump had said, "I think they like me a lot in the U.K". He and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in the late afternoon.
"It's embarrassing how much our government is falling over themselves to try to appease someone who has no interest in any sort of give-and-take in the UK-U.S. relationship at all", said protester Nicola Tanner, 33, from Bristol, southwest England.
"Protests and marches and demonstration in London are not new, nor is it new to protest and march against American president", he said.
However his trip is set to be overshadowed by news that a US federal grand jury has indicted 12 military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.