President Donald Trump said that only the people of Great Britain can decide whether the British Prime Minister Theresa May should stay in power, Reuters reports.
“That’s up to the people. I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship,” Trump said on Tuesday before departing for his week-long trip through Europe.
Trump also commented on the resignation of Boris Johnson as UK foreign minister, who resigned earlier this week amid a growing rift in the Cabinet over Brexit, and called him “a friend of mine”.
“He’s been very, very nice to me, very supportive. Maybe we’ll speak to him when I get over there. I like Boris Johnson. I’ve always liked him,” Trump told a reporter.
Trump’s victory in 2016 shocked British foreign office and relations between May and Trump have been strained at times.
Anti-Trump protesters are expected to take to the streets of London during his visit to Britain to join a ‘Carnival of Resistance’, Time reported.
Earlier May in a letter to Johnson admitted that she was surprised by his decision to leave the post.
Johnson has been replaced by former health minister Jeremy Hunt.