But on Friday Trump claimed that The Sun didn't include all his "tremendous" comments about May and explained his about-face by hinting that he had changed his mind on his criticism since speaking with May.
After a tumultuous week for May, when her Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the Brexit plan, Trump heaped praise on Johnson, saying he "would be a great prime minister".
"Once we have our agreement with the European Union in place, I'm confident that there will be the latitude and the ability to do a significant trade deal with the United States".
Addressing the 100-strong dinner at Blenheim Palace, the Prime Minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries. It was one of more than a hundred protests police expected during Trump's four-day trip.
Trump spoke out against the balloon and against London mayor Sadiq Khan, who approved its launch.
"I would have done it much differently".
I have no power over these things."The latest chapter in the Trump-Khan feud came after a British lawmaker was accused of Islamophobia over a now-deleted tweet he posted about the London mayor.Michael Fabricant posted a cartoon Khan's head on an inflatable balloon, engaged in a sex act with a pig. He obviously likes me and says very good things about me", he added. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Trump should have kept his nose out of British politics.
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The Sun's write-up of its interview, which was recorded, quoted him describing her as a "nice person" and saying they get along "very nicely". And he seems to do very well - I was just with him tonight, and I saw him with the Prime Minister sitting there. He's a very people person. "I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn't listen to me".
"It's a very unusual thing to do, to come on a visit to another country, to meet that country's prime minister, and then announce that you would like to see as her successor a person who's just resigned from her government", he said.
As the Trumps dined with the Mays, protests in the British capital took place outside Winfield House, the residence of US Ambassador Woody Johnson. Trump added "I know it's politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud".
It was 'not on the schedule but the president makes his own schedule, ' he said.
Fresh from a contentious meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels in which he demanded member nations contribute more for their collective defense, Trump made a number of incendiary remarks to the British tabloid that are sure to provide fodder for his critics in the United Kingdom and Europe. I never said anything bad about her.
Trump interview with Mueller "further away" ACLU calls for Trump officials to hand over info on immigrant children Kushner to join Pompeo for meetings with Mexican leaders MORE should "explain why he has singled me out" for accusations that Khan has "done a very bad job on terrorism".
There are street protests of Trump's first visit to Britain since taking office almost 18 months ago.