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World Trump: Boris Johnson would 'make a great prime minister'

08:08  13 july  2018
08:08  13 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Опубликовано: 13 июл. 2018 г. Trump said he thought that May's Brexit plan would "probably kill" a trade deal with the US. He later went on to add that he thought Boris Johnson would make a great Prime Minister .

President Donald Trump claimed in an interview with The Sun that Prime Minister Theresa May's current Brexit strategy risks killing a trade deal with the U.S. The president said May ignored his advice for Brexit negotiations and instead "probably went the opposite way.".

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President Trump says United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make a "great prime minister" in an interview published Thursday, a shocking remark that comes as Trump visits the U.K. and current Prime Minister Theresa May

In an interview with The Sun, a U.K. tabloid owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Trump insisted that he was not "pitting" Johnson against May, with whom he is scheduled to have lunch on Friday.

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President Trump says United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make a " great prime minister " in an interview published Thursday, a shocking remark that comes as Trump visits the U.K. I think he is a great representative for your country," Trump said.

TRump on his statement that Boris Johnson would make a great Prime Minister .

But Trump also said that Johnson "obviously likes" him and that he has "a lot of respect" for the former London mayor, who resigned as foreign secretary this week amid deep-seated differences with May over her strategy for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union.

"I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country," Trump said.

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.© Leon Neal/Getty Images Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Asked if he thought that Johnson could one day ascend to the role of prime minister, Trump said "Well, I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. I think he's got what it takes."

Trump's comment amounted to an extraordinary vote of confidence for Johnson at a time of deep vulnerability for May and her government.

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Boris Johnson would make a ‘ great prime minister ’ and Theresa May made a bad Brexit deal by ignoring his advice, US President Donald Trump told a British tabloid.

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In his resignation letter, Johnson railed against May's strategy, warning that the U.K. is "truly headed for the status of colony."

The U.K. revealed the long-awaited white paper this detailing its plan for a long-term relationship with the E.U. The U.K. is officially set to leave the 28-country union by March 2019.

In his interview with The Sun, Trump was also deeply critical of May's approach to Brexit. He said that the prime minister's plan would likely "kill" the potential for a trade deal with the U.S. and boasted that he had told May how to negotiate an exit plan for the U.K.

"She didn't agree, she didn't listen to me," he told the tabloid.

Britain's Boris Johnson says 'not too late to save Brexit' .
Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson implored fellow lawmakers Wednesday not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm surrounding a complete break from the European Union.In remarks to the House of Commons, Johnson criticized Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for exiting the EU, describing it as a clean departure "in name only." Britons should be "great independent actors" on the world stage, not "rule takers," he said."It is not too late to save Brexit," Johnson said. "We have time in these negotiations. We have changed tack once and we can change again.

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