- On the sidelines of the G7 summit, US president Donald Trump and the new British prime minister met for the first time since John Johnson took office as head of government.
- The president of the United States has promised Britain a "fantastic" trade agreement with the United States for the post-Brexit period.
- Trump supports Boris Johnson's tough Brexit course.
- Johnson is "the right man" to implement Brexit, Trump said Sunday morning.
Trump was confident that the United States and the United Kingdom would "quickly" conclude their free trade agreement.
He spoke of a "very big trade agreement – bigger than we've ever had". Johnson will be a "fantastic prime minister," the president of the United States prophesied.
Britain calls for "trade peace"
Johnson warned the president of the United States to moderate his policy of escalating trade disputes: the British "look at trade war" is this: "We are all for trade peace," Johnson said. The United Kingdom "has benefited massively from free trade over the past 200 years".
Johnson had invited the United States shortly before the meeting to reduce trade restrictions on British products. In order to reach the desired free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom, "our American friends must be prepared to compromise," PM said Saturday night.
The United Kingdom hopes to increase transatlantic trade by establishing a free trade agreement with the United States. This should partly compensate for the loss of European sales markets due to exit from the EU.
Trump doesn't feel pressured
US President Donald Trump claims he is under pressure from allies to end the growing trade war with China.
"I think they respect the trade war," he said in the margins of the G7 summit in Biarritz on a question from journalists. "The answer is that nobody told me."
During a working lunch with the new British prime minister Boris Johnson, Sunday Trump added that the United States has "very serious speeches" with China.