Jun 1, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump on the next prime minister: Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice

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President Trump expressed support for former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's run for Prime Minister in an interview with The Sun on Friday, but stopped short of formally endorsing him.

Catch up quick: Trump said Johnson would be an "excellent" choice, but he also praised Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's potential to succeed as Theresa May's replacement, saying, "I could help anybody if I endorse them." Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and UK business leaders on June 4.

The backdrop: Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over allegations that he lied when he said the U.K. gave the European Union £350 million per week during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

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