Donald Trump vows to give UK ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal
The US President promised to offer Britain favourable trade deal once the country leaves the EU during his controversial state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump vowed that Britain would get a ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal on Tuesday during his controversial state visit to the UK.
‘As the UK makes preparations to exit the European Union, the United States is committed to a phenomenal trade deal between the US and the UK,’ Trump said.
‘This is a great, great country and it wants its own identity, it wants to have its own borders, it wants to run its own affairs. This is a very, very special place,’ he added.
Boris Johnson will do a ‘good job’ as PM, says Donald Trump
Never one to hide his true feelings, Trump was quick to express his admiration for prime ministerial candidate frontrunner Boris Johnson, who has pledged to leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal.
‘I know Boris, I like him, I’ve liked him for a long time. I think he would do a very good job,’ Trump told reporters at a news conference at Britain’s Foreign Office.
He echoed similar praise for Johnson’s rival in the race to become prime minster, UK foreign minister Jeremy Hunt.
‘I know Jeremy, I think he’d do a very good job,’ he added.
Huawei 5G networks in London won’t impact US-UK relations
Trump stressed that an interim decision made by British officials to grant Huawei a limited role in 5G network development in London would not impact security cooperation between the UK and US.
‘We have an incredible intelligence relationship and will be able to work out any differences,' Trump told reporters.
‘We did discuss it, I see absolutely no limitations, we have never had limitations, this is a truly great ally and partner and we will have no problem with that,’ he added.
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