President elect Donald Trump has insisted that the UK was “Doing great” after voting to leave the European Union in the referendum last year. He had also promised that the UK would be in for a “quick trade deal” with the US once he takes office. The promise of the quick trade deal is in direct contrast to outgoing President Barack Obama’s assertions that if the UK chose to leave then they would be at the “back of the queue” with regard to trade negotiations.
In an interview with leading Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, he asserted that the UK had been “smart” in leaving the trading bloc. He also added “Countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity, but I do think if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees than you wouldn’t have a Brexit.”
Trump was a well noted supporter of the Brexit campaigner. He had also developed a relationship with another leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage. The former UKIP leader has spent a significant amount of time in the states since Trump’s win, and has acted as something of an unofficial middleman between the two countries. Though when Trump insisted that Farage should be made Britain’s ambassador to the US the move was quickly stopped by British Prime Minister Theresa May. The position was already filled, and Farage had hardly endeared himself to the British government during the Brexit campaign, often taking swipes at the current government’s position that they supported Britain remaining in the Union.
During the candid interview Trump asserted his position that the EU mostly benefits Germany and that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the most important politician in Europe. Though he also criticised Mrs Merkel for her policy on accepting refugees, insisting that it was a “mistake”, but he also added “people make mistakes”. Mrs Merkel’s position is in direct contrast to Trump’s position, she is open to refugees entering the country, whereas Trump made his name in the campaign for being openly against opening America’s borders. Indeed he insisted that they should aggressively start to remove immigrants.
He insisted that he would start his reign as President by putting Trust in other world leaders such as Mrs Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As the eclectic interview was coming to an end, Trump admitted that his mother had “Loved” the Queen. He told of how she was very interested in the royal family and the Queen in particular.
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