‘[Jeremy Corbyn] would be so bad for your country. He’d be so bad. He’d take you in such a bad way’.
These were the blunt words spoken by US President Donald Trump to Nigel Farage on his LBC slot last night.
In his LBC interview, Donald Trump told Farage that he and Boris Johnson should ‘get together…I think you would really have some numbers’.
Though Trump voiced his support for Johnson, he stopped short at supporting his Brexit deal – claiming it would hinder trade with the US.
When asked if Boris Johnson should instead deliver a no-deal, clean Brexit from the European Union, Donald Trump later went on to say the UK could be 4 to 5 times bigger economically if it entered into a trade deal with the US.
Recently, Trump has been accused of expecting the NHS to be ‘on the table’ if the UK and US enter into a trans-Atlantic trade negotiation after Brexit. When asked about the NHS, Trump dismissed claims that the NHS would part of a packaged trade deal, saying he does not know where the rumours came from.
The President’s endorsements for the Brexit pair have faced criticism from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has accused the President of interfering in the UK’s election.
The United Kingdom is set to head to the polls on 12 December, after a further Brexit extension was granted by the Eu until 31 January 2020. Referring to the extension, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said it could be the last.