Trump dangles 'very big' trade deal in front of Brexit Britain

Trump dangles 'very big' trade deal in front of Brexit Britain

He has traded barbs with Britain's new prime minister, who backed Brexit during the 2016 referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union - unlike predecessor Theresa May - in recent weeks, saying it will be the Briton's fault if the country breaks with the bloc without a deal as a result of not caving to its demands.

Johnson made the comments after meeting European Council President Donald Tusk on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France.

Johnson told reporters on his arrival at the summit that he would ask Trump not to further escalate his trade war with China. Before trade talks, Trump whole-heartedly supported Johnson's Britain and his charge for Brexit.


Facing a delicate task of assuaging European allies while not angering Trump at a G7 summit in France, Johnson said there were huge opportunities for British businesses in the US market, but hinted at differences between the two sides on the scope of a deal.

The issue could become a rare bone of contention between Johnson and Trump, with the pair having warm relations dating back to well before the British premier arrived in office last month.

"I still hope that Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in history as Mr "No Deal", Mr Tusk told reporters in Biarritz.


Trump vowed to work out a "very big trade deal, bigger than we've ever had" between the two countries.

In the face of continued European Union intransigence surrounding changes to the withdrawal agreement and Irish backstop, the Trump administration has filled the void with ringing endorsements of Mr Johnson and the future of the special relationship. Both the speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the ranking Democrat in the Senate Chuck Schumer said they would oppose any deal that undermined the North Ireland peace accord. "Didn't make your predecessor very happy", he said to Johnson with a grin.

"He's going to be a fantastic prime minister". -China trade war he was "very worried" about the growth of protectionism. The shadow trade secretary Barry Gardiner accused the Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson of being "extremely petulant" on Sunday, after she raised doubts about whether Jeremy Corbyn was the right person to lead a caretaker government to prevent a no-deal Brexit. "I think it would be advantageous to many things in the world, I think it would be a positive".


The meeting between the leaders came a day after Johnson warned that getting a trade deal with the United States won't be "plain sailing" as he bemoaned barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets.

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