Boris Johnson to jet to US to meet Donald Trump within weeks of becoming PM


BORIS Johnson is on track to jet to America to meet Donald Trump within weeks of becoming PM.

The favourite to become the next Tory leader is keen to show how important the special relationship will be to him during his time in Downing Street.

 Boris could meet Trump within weeks of becoming PM

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Boris could meet Trump within weeks of becoming PMCredit: Getty Images – Getty

If he wins the leadership race, as is currently expected, Boris could fly over to the US to visit the President in his first 100 days in power.

One campaign source said: “Boris will want to make visiting Trump an early priority to underline his commitment to the special relationship.”

That could happen late in September as the UK PM would be in New York for the UN general assembly.

Boris turned down a meeting with the US President when he was over in the UK for his state visit last month, saying he was too busy on his leadership campaign.

But the pair did chat, having a “friendly and productive” phone call, sources said.

The news comes after President Trump heaped praise on Boris, saying he would make a great PM.

In an interview with The Sun, he spoke glowingly of the ex-Foreign Secretary, saying: “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”

The President added: “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.

“He has been very positive about me and our country.”

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 Donald Trump said Boris would make a great PM last month

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Donald Trump said Boris would make a great PM last monthCredit: Rex Features
Donald Trump backs Boris Johnson to be Britain’s next PM


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