UK parliament: Boris Johnson ‘will do a great job as PM’ — Trump

President of United States of America, Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would do “a great job” as UK prime minister and they would have “a very good relationship”.

Trump, who has earlier described him as an excellent leader for the conservative party said, “He’s a different kind of a guy but they say I’m a different kind of a guy too.”

Mr Boris Johnson is the frontrunner in the contest to become the next Tory leader and UK prime minister.He and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt are the final two candidates, with the winner announced on 23 July and taking office the next day.

President Trump who has been critical of Mrs May’s Brexit policy in the past said, “I like Boris Johnson, I always have, we will get along well.”

Speaking on brexit, Trump said, outgoing prime minister Theresa May “has done a very bad job with Brexit,” adding that he thinks “Boris Johnson will straighten it out.”

Some 160,000 Conservative Party members are voting in a postal ballot to elect the next leader. Ballots must be returned by 17:00 BST on Monday.

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