Trump, Spain's prime minister meet before secession vote

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has cancelled his attendance at this week's EU?summit in Estonia, in part because of the controversial referendum on independence in Spain's wealthy region of Catalonia.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Spain should stay united, branding as "foolish" a looming secession vote by one of the country's regional governments. But the Spanish government insists such a vote is illegal and promises it won't take place.

Considering there's a significant difference between the two roles, people were a bit confused - possibly even Rajoy himself, who appeared to whip his head around after first hearing Trump address him.

"I want this to be resolved as soon as possible and I want us to go into a new stage where the rule of law, dialogue and common sense will prevail", Rajoy said.

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President Trump appreciated Spain's decision to expel its North Korean ambassador in a bid to stand with the United States to isolate the brutal North Korea regime. "I really think the people of Catalonia would stay with Spain".

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US has no position on the referendum.

Furthermore, President Trump commiserated with Spain on the vile attack that killed many in Spain last month and restated his undying support for the Spanish government to eradicate every evil forces and threats to humanity.

"I will negotiate with Democrats but from the Republican standpoint, we have the votes", Trump said.

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