Trump promises May a post-Brexit free trade deal with UK ‘very, very quickly’ – Business Insider
Donald Trump promises Theresa May ‘very quick’
deal on trade.
President says “no two countries could be closer” than
US and UK.
- Trump says he will visit London.
Comments will be seen as a boost to May following
her failure to win a majority in the general election.
LONDON — Donald Trump has promised a post-Brexit free trade deal
with Britain “very, very quickly” following his meeting with
Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit.
Trump said the US and UK would work closely together to
produce a new free trade deal.
“No country could possibly be closer than our countries,”
“We have been working on a trade deal which will be a very,
very big deal a very powerful deal, great for both countries and
I think we will have that done very, very quickly.”
The comments will be welcomed by May, whose future as PM was
thrown into doubt following her failure to win a majority in last
month’s general election.
Early Brexit negotiations, which began last month, have so far
faltered on the issue of negotiating trading relationships
after Britain leaves.
The Trump administration has previously suggested talks over a
future US-UK deal could have to wait until the completion of
similar talks with the EU.
The two leaders are due to discuss the global financing of terror
groups, the slave trade and the global economy. May is also
expected to make her commitment to tackling climate change clear.
The president insisted
that he would visit London in the future for
talks, despite reports that his planned state
visit has been put on hold indefinitely.
Trump had been due to arrive for an official state visit this
year but the event was not included in May’s Queen’s speech last
month which set out all state visits for the upcoming two years.
Trump was reportedly reluctant to come to London while huge
protests were planned against the visit.