The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties.
Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union on Oct. 31 and that Washington will be ready to work fast on a U.S.-UK free trade agreement.
Johnson wants the EU to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s exit ahead of an Oct. 31 departure date, but the EU says it will not alter the part of the deal Johnson says must be changed.
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) August 12, 2019
“The fashion in the European Union is when the people vote the wrong way from the way the elites want to go, it’s to make the peasants vote again and again until they get it right.” – Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, speaking to reporters in London about Brexit
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) August 12, 2019
Trump’s national security adviser said he told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the administration would strongly support the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in late October—deal or no deal. https://t.co/qrUprxcNXr by @vmsalama
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) August 12, 2019