Trump Commends Johnson After UK Parliament Suspension
Following the suspension of parliament by British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, United States President, Donald Trump has commended the action of the leader.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump said the suspension will make it “very hard” for Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn to seek a no-confidence vote against Johnson.
Johnson had announced that the suspension of parliament would be extended to October 14, a forth night before Britain leaves the European Union, EU, a decision which has angered anti-Brexit Members of Parliament, MPs.
“Especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the UK has been looking for, & will prove to be ‘a great one!’ Love U.K.,” Trump tweeted.
MPs will return to London later than in recent years, giving pro-EU lawmakers less time than expected to thwart Johnson’s Brexit plans before Britain is due to leave the European Union on October 31.
Critics views the action of the Prime Minister as a deliberate attempt to impede democratic opposition to Brexit.
According to reports, Trump is Johnson’s highest-profile foreign backer and he has encouraged Brexit with promises of a major bilateral trade deal, as well as repeatedly praising the new British premier’s personal qualities.
The two leaders met at the recent G7 summit in France and Trump said Johnson is the “right man” for concluding the exit from the EU.