Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on a 'great WIN' in the UK election

ReutersUS President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • US President Donald Trump has congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the Conservative Party’s success in Thursday’s general election.
  • “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN!” Trump said on Twitter.
  • Trump wrote that he and Johnson would strike a “massive new Trade Deal” after Brexit was concluded.
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US President Donald Trump has hailed Boris Johnson’s landslide election success, congratulating the British prime minister on Twitter with a “great WIN” and promising to strike a “massive new Trade Deal” between the US and the UK.

Johnson’s Conservative Party in Thursday’s general election gained its largest majority in decades and delivered Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party a historic defeat.

The US president weighed in on Twitter in the early hours of Friday morning.

“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN!” Trump wrote. “Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!”

Johnson campaigned hard on a pledge to “get Brexit done,” promising to finally steer the UK out of the European Union more than three years after the referendum in which Brits first voted to leave. He is on track to secure the largest majority enjoyed by the Conservative Party since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

Corbyn, meanwhile, has said he will not lead the Labour Party into any future general election, though he did not give a clear time frame for his departure.

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