America and Britain remains committed to influencing a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal, said the White House, after the United States President Donald Trump has questioned whether such an agreement is possible.
Last week, President Trump has warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the terms of his European Union divorce deal meant that “under certain aspect..you can’t trade” with America.
He has used a lengthy aspect on Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage’s radio phone-in show to share his characteristically dull view before the election in Britain on December 12.
President Trump’s remarks threatened to hurt PM Johnson at the outset of a campaign, which has large implications for the future place of Britain in Europe and the rest of the world.
Both the US president and Farage are deeply polarizing figures in the United Kingdom, who might hurt the chances of Boris Johnson with more moderate voters.
On Tuesday, President Trump has spoken to PM Johnson, informed the White House.
Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere has said that “the two leaders again reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the Special Relationship through a robust bilateral free trade agreement once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.”
President Donald Trump has further insisted that NATO allies “robustly fund their defenses” – a reflection of his remarks that America bears an excessive share of spending within the transatlantic alliance.