UPDATE 2-Trump says Brexit agreement may hamper U.S.-British trade; UK differs
Trump told reporters outside the White House that the deal sounded like it would be good for the European Union, but "I think we have to take a look seriously whether or not the UK is allowed to trade.
"Because right now if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us," he said. "And that wouldn't be a good thing. I don't think they meant that."
He said he hoped British Prime Minister Theresa May would be able to address the problem, but he did not specify which provision of the deal he was concerned about.
"We have already been laying the groundwork for an ambitious agreement with the U.S. through our joint working groups, which have met five times so far," the spokeswoman said.
Under the deal secured with EU leaders on Sunday, the UK will leave the bloc in March with continued close trade ties. But the odds look stacked against May getting it approved by a divided British parliament. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Alistair Smout in London; Writing by Makini Brice and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Thomas and Peter Cooney)
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