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Donald Trump says ‘fantastic’ trade deal ‘moving along rapidly’ with ‘closest ally’ Britain

DONALD Trump has hailed a "fantastic" trade deal between Britain and the UK - saying it's "moving along rapidly".

The US President said the agreement would be "big" and that he was "very much aligned" with new PM Boris Johnson.

Speaking to reporters last night he insisted that "we should do much more business than we're doing".

"I think we'll make a fantastic and big trade deal with the UK," he said before leaving for a politically rally in New Hampshire.

"That's moving along rapidly."

He added: "I don't want to say closest ally, because it would make others jealous. But certainly it's one of our closest."

The PM and US President, who were friendly before Boris got into No10, have got off to a strong start with several conversations on the phone.

The pair have talked at least three times since Boris came into Downing Street, discussing issues ranging from trade and Iran, to security and Huawei.

I think we'll make a fantastic and big trade deal with the UK

Donald Trump

This week one of President Trump's top advisers talked up the possibility of speedy sector-by-sector trade deals.

Mr Bolton hailed relations between Britain and the US on Monday, saying they are "on course for an unprecedented partnership".

These could be done as quickly as the day after Brexit, a senior official said.

But in the long-run both sides are hoping for a "comprehensive" trade deal covering several sectors - including Britain's booming financial and services industries.

Boris met Trump when he was foreign secretary and the pair are set to meet for the first time as two world leaders next week at the G7 summit.

The President could even snub EU leaders and give Britain a boost by meeting with Boris first.

President Trump last night blasted a rally heckler as having a "serious weight problem" who should "go home and exercise" - sending his MAGA crowd wild.

The US president was shouted down during a campaign event in New Hampshire - during which he whipped up fans with digs at his Democrat rivals.

But he left his fervent supporters in hysterics when he responded to one howling critic, saying: "That guy has a serious weight problem. Go home and exercise please."


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