The UK ought to stroll away from the EU and not using a deal if it can’t safe the phrases it desires, Donald Trump has mentioned.
The US president was chatting with the Sunday Instances forward of his arrival within the UK on Monday for a state go to.
Mr Trump additionally mentioned the UK ought to embody Brexit Celebration chief Nigel Farage in talks with the EU, describing him as “a really sensible individual”.
Mr Trump’s feedback got here after he mentioned Boris Johnson could be an “glorious” Conservative Celebration chief.
Candidates within the Tory management contest to switch Prime Minister Theresa Could have begun setting out their Brexit methods.
Amongst them, Sajid Javid, Esther McVey and Dominic Raab have mentioned the UK ought to go away the EU on the present deliberate departure date of 31 October with or with out an settlement.
Rory Stewart doesn’t again a no-deal Brexit and Matt Hancock says politicians have to be trustworthy concerning the trade-offs concerned in getting a deal accepted by MPs.
Jeremy Hunt has warned in opposition to taking a tough line with Brussels, saying it will provoke an identical response.
The US president instructed the Sunday Instances: “If you do not get the deal you need, if you do not get a good deal, you then stroll away.”
He instructed the UK shouldn’t pay the £39bn ($49bn) Brexit “divorce” invoice specified by the present withdrawal settlement.
“If I have been them I would not pay $50bn – it is a massive quantity,” he mentioned.
To compensate for misplaced commerce with the EU, Mr Trump vowed to “go all out” to safe a free commerce deal between the UK and US inside months of Britain leaving the bloc.
The primary day of Mr Trump’s state go to to the UK is about to incorporate a personal lunch with the Queen, tea with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
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