Donald Trump pledges to ‘quadruple’ trade between US and Britain in a post-Brexit deal

Donald Trump pledges to ‘quadruple’ trade between US and Britain in a post-Brexit deal

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DONALD Trump last night promised to “quadruple” trade between the US and Britain with a post-Brexit deal.

He made the offer to console Boris Johnson over the Supreme Court verdict on his suspension of Parliament.

Donald Trump has pledged to ‘quadruple’ trade between the US and Britain in a post-Brexit deal
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The pair shook hands on it on the sidelines of the UN summit in New York.

Speaking beside the PM, the US President said of Boris’s bruising Brexit trials: “It’s not easy and he’s doing a really good job.”

Mr Trump added: “We can quadruple our trade with the UK and I think we can really do a big job.”

He also waded in to the prorogation crisis, insisting a suggestion to Boris that he might resign was “a very nasty question”.

Mr Trump added: “I’ll tell you, I know him well, he’s not going anywhere.”

The PM also had his first meeting with Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani last night in a bid to broker an end to the Gulf crisis.

TRUMP BREXIT VOW

Earlier, Mr Trump’s 37-minute speech to the UN General Assembly contained barbs at Iran and China.

He hit out at trade rules which worked against the US and said China should not be able to “game the system at others’ expense”.

On Iran, he offered “friendship” but insisted that the country’s leadership needed to change course.

He said: “It is time for Iran’s leaders to finally put the Iranian people first.

“As long as Iran’s menacing behaviour continues, sanctions will not be lifted.

“They will be tightened.”


Mr Trump also repeated his demands for North Korea to ditch nukes and denounced the left-wing Venezuelan government.

Bid to impeach

US Democrats last night announced an impeachment inquiry against Mr Trump over claims he sought help from overseas for political gain.

He is accused of pressuring Ukraine to investigate his likely 2020 election opponent Joe Biden, whose son has been accused of wrongdoing over his running of a gas company.

House Speaker Nany Pelosi said no one is above the law and Trump “must be held accountable”.

Speaking beside the PM, Mr Trump said of Boris’s bruising Brexit trials: ‘It’s not easy and he’s doing a good job’
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