Donald Trump states Boris Johnson would be ‘outstanding’ Tory leader – BBC News

Donald Trump states Boris Johnson would be ‘outstanding’ Tory leader – BBC News

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Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an “outstanding” option for the Conservative Celebration leadership.

In an interview with the Sun ahead of his see to the UK, Mr Trump said: “I believe Boris would do an excellent task.”

The US president said other candidates had actually sought his recommendation, including: “I might assist anyone.”

It comes as Home Secretary Sajid Javid is the most current contender to state he is prepared to leave the EU without any deal.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Javid dismissed holding another referendum, an early general election or withdrawing Article 50 to end the Brexit procedure.

‘ Extremely gifted individual’

As the UK braces for Mr Trump’s see with a multi-million-pound security operation, Mr Trump said he had actually been paying very close attention to the Tory leadership contest, which will decide the UK’s next prime minister.

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He stated: “I really have actually studied it very hard. I understand the different gamers. However I believe Boris would do an extremely excellent job. I believe he would be outstanding. I like him. I have always liked him.

” I do not know that he is going to be selected however I believe he is an extremely great man, an extremely skilled individual.”

The US president declined to expose names, however stated that “other individuals” have asked him for recommendations and included: “I might assist anyone if I endorse them.”

Mr Trump stated he also looked favourably on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, telling the Sun: “Yup, I like him.”

But he stated Environment Secretary Michael Gove had been incorrect to obviously criticise him over Iran.

Mr Gove had actually said in an interview that “sabre ratting of the kind that some have actually advocated is not the way forward”.

Both the UK and the US would gain from pressure on the Middle Eastern country, Mr Trump said, “so he should be all for that”.

Who will change Theresa May?

The winner of the contest to lead the Conservative Celebration will become the next prime minister.

Having previously stated he was “stunned how terribly” Brexit settlements went, Mr Trump informed the Sun that the UK “permitted the European Union to have all the cards”.

” It is extremely hard to play well when one side has all the advantage,” he stated.

He said the arbitrators stopped working to put pressure on the EU, adding: “They didn’t give the European Union anything to lose.”

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