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WorldTrump says Boris Johnson would be 'very good' next PM for Britain

01:30  01 june  2019
01:30  01 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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DONALD Trump today throws his weight behind Boris Johnson to be Britain ’s next PM — and reveals other Tory leadership hopefuls have also begged for his “I actually have studied it very hard. I know the different players. “But I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”

Trump says Boris Johnson would be 'very good' next PM for Britain © Reuters/KEVIN LAMARQUE FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as they take part in a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British foreign minister and Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson would make a "very good" next UK prime minister, U.S. President Donald Trump said, intervening in the Conservative Party's leadership contest ahead of a state visit next week.

"I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent," Trump told the Sun newspaper.

Trump said a number of Conservative lawmakers had sought his endorsement - though not environment minister Michael Gove, who had criticized his stance on Iran - and that he appreciated foreign minister Jeremy Hunt's pledge to spend more on defense.

"Yup. Like him," Trump said when asked about Hunt.

(Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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