Trump says Johnson would do ‘great job’ as prime minister

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, leaves offices in central in London, Britain, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britains next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.

“I spoke to him yesterday. I think hes going to do a great job. I think were going to have a great relationship,” Trump told reporters at a White House event.

Referring to outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, whom he has repeatedly criticized for her handling of Britains separation from the European Union, Trump said “the previous prime minister has done a very bad job with Brexit.”

“Its a disaster, and it shouldnt be that way. I think Boris will straighten it out,” the president said.

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