UK-US Trade Deal to Happen Quickly – plus Trump London trip

UK-US Trade Deal to Happen Quickly
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UK-US Trade Deal to Happen Quickly

US President Donald Trump has said he expects a “powerful” trade deal with the UK to be completed “very quickly”.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he said he would visit London. Asked when, he said: “We’ll work that out.”

In one-to-one talks, Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to prioritise work on a post-Brexit trade deal, a UK government official said.

Mrs May said she was optimistic about a deal, but warned there was a limit to what could be done before Brexit.

She told a news conference that world leaders – including those from China, India and Japan, as well as the US – had expressed a strong desire to forge ambitious new bilateral trading relationships with Britain.

The prime minister hailed it as a “powerful vote of confidence” in Britain.

Asked about Mr Trump’s visit the UK, Mrs May said: “We don’t have a date yet, we are still working on a date.”

However, the two appeared to enjoy each other’s company with smiles all round and a heartwarming handshake. They have held hands before

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