Trump compares himself to Boris Johnson and says Tory frontrunner will 'straighten out Brexit' in fresh attack on Theresa May

Andrew Buncombe

Donald Trump has compared himself to Boris Johnson in a fresh attack on Theresa May, saying: "I think we're going to have a great relationship."

Speaking to reporters at the White House just days before the results of a vote by members of the British Conservative Party will determine the country’s next prime minister, Mr Trump said he had spoken to Mr Johnson a day earlier.

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