Ahead of his two-day trip to London, Donald Trump has said the UK is in “turmoil”.
The US President told reporters before leaving for the Nato summit in Brussels that there are currently “a lot of things going on” in the UK.
Speaking about his Europe trip, Trump said: “It’s going to be an interesting time in the UK and certainly an interesting time with Nato.”
“Nato has not treated us fairly but I think we’ll work something out. We pay far too much and they pay far too little. But we will work it out and all countries will be happy.”
“So I have Nato, I have the UK which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think! Who would think. But the UK certainly has a lot of things going on,” he added.
The US President spoke warmly about Boris Johnson, saying he had “always liked” the former foreign secretary.
“Boris Johnson’s a friend of mine, he’s been very nice to me, very supportive and maybe I’ll speak to him when I get over there. I like Boris Johnson, I’ve always liked him,” said Trump.
When asked about Theresa May and if she should stay in power, Trump said: “I get along with her very well. Have a very nice relationship. That’s up to the people, not up to me.”
The US President will arrive in the UK on Thursday, where police are planning for anti-Trump riots due to controversial policies including the detention of child migrants on the US-Mexico border.
During his trip, he will have talks and a dinner with Theresa May, who will also host a dinner for him at Blenheim Palace. The President will also have tea with The Queen at Windsor Castle.