He knows Boris Johnson… But he doesn’t know Michael GoveIn an offhand comment that will sting the environment secretary’s ego, Trump said: “I don’t know Michael,” before asking foreign secretary and fellow Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt whether Gove would do a good job as PM. Remember that time Gove landed an exclusive interview with the newly-elected President in early 2017? But Trump said he does know Boris Johnson. “I like him, I’ve liked him for a long time,” he said. “I think he would do a very good job [as Prime Minister].” The President added: “I know Jeremy [Hunt], I think he would do a very good job.” Cue silent fist pumps from the foreign secretary and his predecessor.
Britain and the US will reach an agreement on HuaweiThe President also said he was confident he could reach a compromise on Huawei with the British government.
The US has pushed to prevent the Chinese giant from developing 5G networks in Europe, and has threatened to stop sharing intelligence with those using Huawei infrastructure. But it emerged in April that Britain was planning to go ahead working with the Chinese telecoms firm, despite security concerns. Asked about whether he would still limit intelligence sharing with the UK if it used Huawei, Trump said: “No because we’re going to have absolutely an agreement on Huawei and everything else.” Here’s Huff Post’s political editor Paul Waugh’s take: