Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has nothing but praise on Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. He said that Johnson was “a very talented guy” who would likely “make a great Prime Minister.”
In one of the several headline-grabbing comments that the US President made during an interview with The Sun that shortly took place after his arrival to the United Kingdom yesterday, the US President said during an interview that the ex-foreign secretary has “got what it takes” to work in Downing Street. However, he claimed that he was not attempting to pit the former secretary against his host.
President Trump also said that he was “saddened” by the resignation of Johnson from the government last week, wherein the Conservative heavyweight stepped down in dramatic fashion after criticising the handling of the Prime Minister of Brexit.
Trump further said that Johnson “obviously likes me, and says very good things about me.” He continued: “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’s comments come less than a month after the leaked recordings of the Conservative MP, who has prompted widespread speculation regarding a possible leadership challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May, revealed that he was “increasingly admiring of Donald Trump.”
Aside from his support for Boris Johnson, Trump also warned that a soft Brexit could possibly threaten a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the United States, ahead of the summit meeting that was held with Theresa May on lunchtime today.
Following his summit with PM Theresa May, President Trump met the Queen for tea at the Windsor Castle before heading to Scotland later in the evening.