Trump flies into British election campaign
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Dec 02, 2019,
Dec 02, 2019, 0:49
Trump condemned former prime minister Theresa May's "foolish" attempts to get a Brexit deal and suggested Britain leave without one - an outcome businesses warn could be disastrous.
"When you have close friends and allies like the United States and the United Kingdom, the best thing is for neither side to get involved in each other's election campaign", he told LBC radio on Friday.
Boris Johnson meeting US President Donald Trump for bilateral talks during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. "We know where we want to go - and we know why we are stuck", wrote Johnson highlighting the significance of upcoming elections.
But senior Conservatives are nervous that Trump could upset the campaign when in London, just over a week before the December 12 election, which polls indicate Johnson is on course to win.
A USA official told reporters in Washington that Trump "likes Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally, but he's absolutely cognizant of not wading into other countries' elections".
Asked if he would rather be Prime Minister or have Britain leave the European Union, he replied: "I would rather get us out of the EU".
Johnson's hour-long talk was majorly centred around the impending Brexit where the British PM assured that he will deliver it by January 31 if he retains the power.
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Boris Johnson has warned the U.S. president against giving him an endorsement ahead of the general election on 12 December.
In June, the USA ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, told the BBC that the NHS would be on the table in future trade talks between a post-Brexit Britain and Washington.
Corbyn has used Trump's reward of Johnson as certainly one of his focal messages to assault the Conservatives in his marketing campaign, saying they'd unload components of the much-loved state-run Nationwide Well being Service to the USA companies after Brexit in the event that they win the election.
Mr Johnson yesterday said he would use Brexit to introduce new state aid rules, change state purchasing policies and reform farming so that public bodies aim to buy British goods.
"Under no circumstances will this government or any Conservative government do anything to put the NHS up for negotiation in trade talks or privatizing anything like that", he said.
Taking questions from LBC listeners, Johnson declined to say what number of youngsters he had or whether or not he would have any extra.