Donald Trump says Boris Johnson would be ‘excellent’ Tory leader

The US president praises Conservative frontrunner Boris Johnson ahead of his UK state visit…

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 comments came as Home Secretary Sajid Javid became the latest leadership contender to say he was prepared to leave the EU with no deal.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Javid ruled out holding another referendum, an early general election or revoking Article 50 to end the Brexit process.

‘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.

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