The former US president Donald Trump has said that he backs new Prime Minister Liz Truss and that he thinks “very highly” of her.
Speaking on GB News to Laurence Fox, Mr Trump said of Ms Truss that he liked “some of the things she’s done”, adding that he had “cut taxes very substantially and we did much more business and she’s done that”.
He said that he thought “very highly of her and she had a great send-off from the Queen”, adding that as it was the late Queen's last meeting it was a “big deal”.
Trump said that King Charles would be “different now” and would do “very well” in his new role.
“I know him very well, quite well. And I spent a lot of time when I was over there as president with him. And with his wife [who] was absolutely lovely, by the way, and we had a good time together,” he said.
“And I, you know, so I'm a little prejudiced when I say it, but, you know, he had a strong view on things.
“Probably difficult when you're the King you want to have 100% of the people love you like the Queen did. The Queen had - everybody loved her, right? She didn't have that kind of an agenda.
“And yet, you know, she was a very strong woman. I got to know her too. She was a very strong woman, a great woman. I think Charles is going to do very well. I think he's got a great way about him.”
Trump added that Charles would “probably keep it where it's politically a little bit because he feels very strongly about certain things and not everybody agrees with that”.
“I think he'll probably not discuss certain elements of what he believes, 100%.”