LONDON: US President Donald Trump stated on Tuesday he didn’t wish to intervene in Britain’s election, however that he thought present Prime Minister Boris Johnson was very succesful and would do an excellent job.
Britain votes on Dec. 12 in an election which provides voters a stark alternative on the long run of its financial system and can determine whether or not the nation leaves the European Union early subsequent yr, or holds a second referendum on the subject.
Trump, in London to attend a gathering of Nato leaders, stated he didn’t wish to complicate the vote, however nonetheless appeared to endorse Johnson.
“I think Boris is very capable and I think he’ll do a good job,” Trump stated.
Requested if he may work with the chief of the opposition Labour Celebration, Jeremy Corbyn, Trump stated he may work with anybody.
“I can work with anybody, I’m a very easy person to work with,” he stated.
Trump additionally reaffirmed his help for Brexit – the central goal of Johnson’s election marketing campaign, and denied that the US was inquisitive about getting access to Britain’s Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) in a future commerce deal.
Requested if the NHS could possibly be on the desk in submit-Brexit commerce talks, Trump stated: “No not at all. I have nothing to do with it. Never even thought about it, honestly.”
The prospect of US involvement within the NHS has been utilized by Labour within the election marketing campaign to assault Johnson. Labour say Johnson desires to promote elements of the publicly funded system off to US firms. Johnson has stated that it not true.
Trump stated: “We have absolutely nothing to do with it, and we wouldn’t want to. If you handed it to us on a silver platter, we’d want nothing to do with it.”



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