Optimism for the future relationship between Trump and Johnson

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It is unlikely that Donald Trump will hold a grudge over Boris Johnson’s past criticism of him, the US ambassador to the UK has said.

Woody Johnson predicted the pair would have a “sensational” relationship, despite a number of critical comments directed at the US president by the prime minister.

Johnson, who replaced Theresa May in Downing Street on Wednesday, accused Mr Trump of “stupefying ignorance” back in 2015 when he was London mayor. The PM also said the then-presidential candidate was unfit for the White House after he called for a ban on Muslims entering the US.

Johnson also hit out at Trump after he said parts of London were no-go areas, joking that the only reason he would not go to New York was the “real risk of meeting Donald Trump”.

The relationship with Trump will be one that Johnson will be keen to foster while in office, given the long-standing ties between London and Washington and the prospect of a post-Brexit free trade deal.

 

Via Sky News

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