Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an “excellent” choice for the Conservative Party leadership.
In an interview with the Sun ahead of his visit to the UK, Mr Trump said: “I think Boris would do a very good job.”
The US president said other candidates had sought his endorsement, adding: “I could help anybody.”
His remarks came as Home Secretary Sajid Javid turned into the most recent leadership contender to state he was set up to leave the EU with no arrangement.
Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Javid precluded holding another choice, an early general election or renouncing Article 50 to end the Brexit procedure.
‘Very talented person’
As the UK braces for Mr Trump’s visit with a multi-million-pound security operation, Mr Trump said he had been paying close attention to the Tory leadership contest, which will decide the UK’s next prime minister.
He said: “I actually have studied it very hard. I know the different players. But I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent. I like him. I have always liked him.
“I don’t know that he is going to be chosen but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person.”
The US president declined to reveal names, but said that “other people” had asked him for endorsements and added: “I could help anybody if I endorse them.”
Mr Trump said he also looked favourably on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, telling the Sun: “Yup, I like him.”
But he said Environment Secretary Michael Gove had been wrong to apparently criticise him over Iran.
Mr. Gove said in an interview that “sabre ratting of the kind that some have advocated is not the way forward”.
Both the UK and the US would benefit from pressure on the Middle Eastern nation, Mr Trump said, “so he should be all for that”.
Who will replace Theresa May?
The winner of the contest to lead the Conservative Party will become the next prime minister.
Having recently said he was “astonished how seriously” Brexit dealings went, Mr Trump told the Sun the UK “enabled the European Union to have every one of the cards”.
“It is difficult to play well when one side has all the bit of leeway,” he said.
He said the mediators neglected to put weight on the EU, including: “They didn’t give the European Union anything to lose.”
Mr Trump reacted to remarks made by the Duchess of Sussex, who has been basic in the past of the US president.
In front of the 2016 US presidential race, LA-conceived Meghan sponsored Mr Trump’s adversary Hillary Clinton and proposed she would leave the US on the off chance that he won.
When gotten some information about the remarks, Mr Trump said he had not known about them, including: “Nothing more needs to be said. I didn’t realize that she was awful.”
Be that as it may, Mr Trump said Meghan would make “a generally excellent” American princess, including he thought it was “pleasant” she had joined the Royal Family.
The US president will touch base in the UK on Monday for a state visit, amid which he will meet individuals from the Royal Family, including the Queen and the Duke of Sussex.
Be that as it may, Meghan, who brought forth the couple’s first kid, Archie, toward the beginning of May, won’t be available.
Similarly as with a year ago’s visit, exhibits against the US president are arranged.
In spite of the planned challenges, the Mr Trump told the Sun he trusted he was “truly cherished” in the UK.
“I don’t envision any US president was nearer and nearer to your incredible land,” he said.