President Donald Trump congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his “great win” and announced that he plans to carry out a “massive deal” of free trade after Brexit that could far exceed those reached by the island nation with the European Union (EU).
On Dec. 12, Johnson, a supporter of the UK leaving the EU—a movement known as Brexit, a combination of the words Britain and Exit—won an absolute majority in the English general election, clearing the way for parliamentary approval, set for Jan. 31.
“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN,” tweeted the American president, a staunch defender of free trade, national sovereignty, and legal and orderly immigration.
” Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new trade deal after BREXIT,” said President Trump. “This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the EU. Celebrate Boris!” he added.
The broad results put off the possibility of a second referendum, such as the one that took place in 2016 when the Britons were told that voting in favor of Brexit would harm the country’s economy because the EU and the United States—under Barack Obama’s administration—would exclude them from a possible deal—the now dead TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)—described Breitbart.
It should be noted that the EU was born as a customs union led by the bloc’s central authorities, to which countries had to relinquish control of sovereign trade policies, leaving them without sufficient autonomy to reach agreements with countries outside the organization.
President Trump, known for his disassociation from the globalist pacts and plans of organizations such as the EU or the UN, claims to be focused on reaching agreements with other nations—in a mutually beneficial relationship—such as that reached with Canada and the United States. USMCA which, pending a vote, obtained official approval from Congress.
Recently the anti-Brexit sector, led by opponent Jeremy Corbin, began to assert that the agreement with the United States would include the sale of the British health system (NHS) and thus an increase in drug prices. An argument that both Prime Minister Johnson and President Trump denied.
“Once again, Jeremy Corbyn is desperately trying to whip up absurd scare stories about our NHS to distract from his confused position on Brexit and plans for two referendums,” replied Matt Hancock, the English health secretary, according to The Guardian.
As for the financial markets, it was reported that the voting results produced the biggest rise in the pound sterling in three years, reaching its highest level against the euro since December 2016.