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Bolton says UK first in line for post-Brexit trade deal with U.S.

Christian Fernsby |
Donald Trump wants Brexit to be a success, with the UK being "first in line" for a trade deal with the US, possibly on a gradual "sector-by-sector" basis, according to his national security adviser.

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Topics: U.S.    ENGLAND    BRITAIN    UK    BREXIT   

eaking following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a visit to London, John Bolton said the US could focus on striking bilateral trade deals in certain sectors like manufacturing and car-making where the two countries may agree, and work out more complicated areas later.

This comes as pollsters say a majority of the British public think Johnson should suspend Parliament in order to push through Brexit.

Bolton said: "The main purpose of the visit really is to convey President Trump's desire to see a successful exit from the EU for the UK on October 31, to offer to be of help in any way that we can and to express his hope we can have a fully comprehensive bilateral trade agreement with the UK as soon as possible."

He added: "To be clear, in the Trump administration, Britain's constantly at the front of the trade queue, or line as we say."

Bolton said the US could do a trade deal with the UK "in pieces" and concentrate on areas, like manufacturing and the car-making industry, they can agree on first.

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