"Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit. The E.U. is likewise a brutal trading partner with the United States, which will change. Sometimes in life you have to let people breathe before it all comes back to bite you!" Trump tweeted after the meeting.
On Wednesday evening, EU ministers took part in a Special European Council in Brussels and decided to give the United Kingdom a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October. London, meanwhile, is obliged to hold EU elections in May if the country does not leave by that time or withdraw without a deal on 1 June.
Tusk also recalled that the UK had the possibility of revoking Article 50 and cancelling Brexit altogether during this extension.