Johnson and Farage would be unstoppable force, says Trump
Donald Trump said he wishes Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage would team up to form an “unstoppable force”.
The US president called for the Prime Minister and the leader of the Brexit Party to “get together” in the General Election.
Describing them as “two brilliant people”, Mr Trump appeared to call for them to form a pact.
In an interview with Mr Farage on LBC, Mr Trump said: “I would like to see you and Boris get together because you would really have some numbers, because you did fantastically in the election, the last election.
“He has a lot of respect and like for you. I just wish you two guys could get together – I think it would be a great thing.”
Mr Farage replied: “Well I tell you what, if he drops this dreadful deal, fights the General Election on the basis that we just want to have trade with Europe but no political influence, do you know what? I would be right behind him.”
Mr Trump said to Mr Farage: “When you are the president of the United States you have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris, he’s a fantastic man, and I think he’s the exact right guy for the times.
“And I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific if you and he get together as, you know, an unstoppable force.”
During the wide-ranging interview, Mr Trump also spoke about Theresa May and said he “liked her very much”, adding: “I disagreed with certain things that she did.
“I told her exactly how to make the deal. But she didn’t listen to me.
“She could have made a great deal.”