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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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“I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent,” Trump told the Sun Trump praised Johnson on his last visit to Britain in July 2018, saying that he thought Johnson had the skills needed to be prime minister, shortly after Johnson resigned in protest at May’s handling of Brexit.

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 .

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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