US President Donald Trump promises ‘massive’ trade deal with UK in 2020

By Alice Fuller
December 13 2019, 13.15

World leaders began congratulating Boris Johnson today on his election victory.

US President Donald Trump (below) tweeted: “Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison similarly pointed to the post-Brexit implications of the Tories’ win. 

He said: “Congratulations @Boris Johnson on a resounding victory and being returned as UK PM. Looking forward to the stability this brings and a new deal for Oz with the UK.”

Former US Vice President Joe Biden (below) is currently running for the Democratic party’s nomination for the presidential race in 2020.

He made sure the implications of the UK result on the US election were noted at a San Francisco fundraiser on Thursday.

Reports from the event claim Mr Biden pointed to UK voters’ rejection of Labour’s far-left policies as evidence for the wisdom of his centrist approach.

European Council president Charles Michel said the EU was ready to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Britain but called on London to work in good faith.

He said: “I would like to congratulate @BorisJohnson on his victory.

“We expect a vote on the withdrawal agreement as soon as possible. EU is ready for the next phase. We will negotiate a future trade deal which ensures a true level playing field.”

Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz said Mr Johnson’s election win is a “victory of values” over anti-semitism.

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