United Kingdom loses the ‘anchor round its ankle’, Trump Says.


President Trump pledged a “very large trade agreement” with the United Kingdom, stating that his exit from the EU would be like losing “an anchor round the ankle.”

Donald Trump spoke at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, about the United Kingdom regarding the Brexit matter after a breakfast session with Mr Johnson.

But Mr Johnson said that certainly if a post-Brexit trade agreement is to be negotiated, so the US must open its economies.

“In the United States, I don’t believe we’re selling a single British lamb pot, we’re not selling any beef,” the PM said.

The breakfast session of Mr Johnson went before a day of talks at the summit with other world rulers.

The PM will meet with President Donald Tusk of the European Council a day after the two sides issued notes of confrontation about who would be held liable for a Brexit no-deal.

After the working breakfast, Mr Trump told journalists that an agreement with the United Kingdom would occur “rapidly.”

“We’re trying to make a great deal of trade,thus larger than we’ve ever had with the UK,” he said.

“And now they’re not going to have the barrier at some stage, they’re not going to have the anchor around their ankle, because they have that.”

New York to Boston and Likewise the United Kingdom

Mr Johnson said to Mr Trump:’ Talking about the anchor, Donald, what we want is for our ships to take freight, say, from New York to Boston, which they cannot do for the time.’ Prior to his discussions with the President of the United States, Mr Johnson spoke about’ huge possibilities for the United Kingdom to enter the American industry.’

The UK cannot create its own trade deals with other nations as a part of the European Union-and the EU has no free trade agreement with the US.

The United Kingdom as a result has already concluded 13 “continuity” agreements with 38 post-Brexit nations.

Furthermore an American trade restriction, Mr Johnson said: “Melton Mowbray pork pies sold in Thailand and Iceland are currently unable to enter the U.S. About market due, I don’t know, to some kind of restriction on food and drug administration.” He also continued: “UK bell peppers can’t get into the U.S. market at all. Hence, You need to go through a U.S. distributor if you want to export wine produced in England to the U.S.

“There is a tax on British micro-breweries in the United States that does not extend to United States micro-breweries in the United Kingdom.”

Mr Trump commented in June that the NHS “was on the table” in a trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom-but subsequently rowed home on his remarks.

At the G7 Summit though Mr Johnson was questioned if he had almost clarified his opinions on the NHS in trade discussions with Mr Trump. He answered: “Not only did I make that clear, the chairman made it very, very clear.

Source: BBC


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