Winston Churchill gave his first televised address on the death of Winston Churchill on Tuesday in a bid to unite the nation and fight the Nazis in the Second World War.
The speech is expected to win the approval of a majority of British people and is expected for broadcast by CNN on Thursday.
President Donald Trump was asked about the speech during a joint press conference with Churchill on Wednesday.
Trump, who is seeking to regain the White House for his own party, did not directly criticize the former prime minister, but said Churchill did not deserve to be remembered in such a way.
“I think he’s one of the greatest leaders of our time,” Trump said.
“He was one of those people who, if he didn’t want to be president, he wouldn’t have had the courage to take up that office.”
“I’m sure it was a difficult moment for him to have,” Trump added.
“But he’s an incredible leader, and I think it’s a sad thing that people are making up such nonsense.”
The speech will be broadcast live on CNN on Wednesday morning and the full transcript will be published at the end of the day.
Churchill was a Conservative prime minister who fought against Hitler and Stalin in World War II, and became Britain’s first prime minister since 1945.
The former British prime minister’s legacy is one of peace, democracy and social justice, and he died on August 22, 1945, at the age of 85.
Churchill said in the speech that the Nazis were “the last true enemies of peace and justice”.
The speech comes a day after Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald J. Trump attended Churchill’s funeral.
Trump was also at the funeral on Wednesday, as he was preparing to deliver his speech.