British tabloid The Sun reports:
The US President spoke glowingly of the ex-Foreign Secretary in a world exclusive interview with The Sun ahead of his three-day state visit to London, starting on Monday. His bombshell intervention into the Conservatives’ contest — just a few days before MPs start voting — is a major breach of protocol.
It risks sparking a full-blown diplomatic rift between London and Washington if the mop-haired former London mayor fails to take the Tory crown. Mr Trump told The Sun: “It’s something that I find very interesting. I actually have studied it very hard. I know the different players. But I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”
The President added: “I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person.”
US and British far-right factions are backing Nigel Farage and spent today blasting out the below video of Johnson attacking Trump.
I’m hoping Donald Trump doesn’t see this before his visit. Still, I know you guys won’t retweet it and I’m pretty sure he isn’t even on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/AK4eiBJRj0
— Not Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) May 31, 2019
World exclusive: Trump backs Boris to be Britain’s next PM with highly controversial intervention into Tory contest. “I know the different players. But I think Boris would do a very good job. He would be excellent”.https://t.co/Qt0zjwwePJ
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) May 31, 2019
Donald Trump says Boris Johnson would be 'excellent' Tory leader https://t.co/kVEwBy1w9H
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 31, 2019