Last night it was reported he could be awarded the honor of covering both Houses of Congress, only the sixth British Prime Minister to do so. The President’s team are eager for the Prime Minister to arrive before Mr Trump’s State of the Union speech on February 4. It will be a real signal of what’s to come this year.
“Boris and the President have a really good relationship so as soon as Brexit has happened the talks for a trade deal between the two nations can get going. There is not any reason why an interim deal can’t be achieved for the summer, with a few eyecatching agreements that can help both the President and Prime Minister.”
Mr Trump was a powerful global supporter of both Brexit and partially put his own success down into the Brexit impact, together with his 2016 election win coming just months after Britain voted to Leave the EU.
He’s frequently promised a”great” trade deal and past month, US ambassador Robert”Woody” Johnson said Mr Johnson’s recent election victory had given Britain”an amazing opportunity”, paving the way to get a huge boost in commerce between the two nations.
Republicans in Washington have been pressing to get assistance to get a UK trade deal, presuming that by linking the City of London together with the financial markets in New York, the UK and US can dominate planet financial services.
Meanwhile, there were reports that Mr Johnson’s cabinet is split over whether to focus on the EU discussions or drive for parallel discussions with the US.
But senior Tory MPs and Brexiteers have made it clear that Mr Johnson should begin conversations with the US at precisely the same time as the EU.
Writing in the Sunday Express, former cabinet minister Owen Paterson, who met Mr Trump last year, said that the PM”must act now” on a US trade deal.
He writes:”It’ll be enormously beneficial for both countries.”
Another leading Brexiteer and former cabinet minister, David Jones, said:”It is very important that the first action is to go and see President Trump. It will be important symbolically.
“We must work in parallel on a trade deal with the Americans but also seek other opportunities like Australia and New Zealand.”
The requirement to make sure the Government focuses on US trade talks and doesn’t allow the EU to dictate the subsequent nine months of discussions is seen as the chief reason to keep the European Research Group of pro-Brexit Tory MPs running.
There were claims pressure has been put on the ERG to disband following January 31, but MPs have told the Sunday Express that there will still be a function for this. One senior ERG member, North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen, said:”We’re all very happy with everything the Prime Minister has performed so far.
“But we must be sure that the Government doesn’t make any silly compromises.
“Also, we have to push the case for the US trade deal. The Prime Minister must get out there as soon as possible.”
It would also indicate that there would be greater pressure on the EU to undermine, to continue to have free access into the world’s fifth largest economy. Splits have already emerged at the EU over its tactics, with the Hungarian government leading the way in demanding a more flexible approach and”no repeat of the errors of the last European commission” in its handling of Brexit.
Ireland has also come out against the commission assert that a deal cannot be done by the end of 2020.
Mr Johnson has made it very clear he won’t extend the transition period beyond this year so that the UK will depart the EU without a deal if the EU fails to compromise.