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New US envoy Woody Johnson says America will be a ‘staunch ally’ to UK throughout Brexit


AMERICA will stand shoulder to shoulder with their “enduring ally” Britain throughout Brexit, the new US Ambassador to Britain declared.

In a tub-thumping arrival speech American Football tycoon Woody Johnson reiterated that the UK was at the “head of the queue” for a trade deal in another slap down to ex-President Obama.

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Woody Johnson reiterated that the UK was at the ‘head of the queue’ for a trade deal[/caption]

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Johnson urged the UK to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt[/caption]

And he said once Brits got to know Donald Trump they would like him.

Speaking in Central London he said: “Britain’s decision to leave the European Union takes your country into new territory — but you are not heading there on your own.”

He added: “The United States is committed to standing with the UK through Brexit”.

“Our position on Brexit is clear. We want a strong and prosperous UK to remain a leader in Europe, and we want both the UK and the EU to remain strong leaders globally.”

Speaking in central London to the The Pilgrims of Great Britain, a pro-USA society, added: “It is in everyone’s interest that Brexit be transparent, smooth, and orderly.”

“But whatever the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU, Britain should know you will have a strong and reliable trade and investment partner in America.”

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Speaking to the The Pilgrims of Great Britain Johnson said ‘transparent, smooth, and orderly’ Brexit is in everyone’s best interest[/caption]

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Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Woody Johnson and Suzanne Ircha – Woody’s wife – at the ambassador’s 60th birthday party[/caption]

And he urged Brits to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt.

“Many of you do not know the president,” he said.

“I have known him for over 30 years. Our sons were born three days apart in the same hospital. Our relationship is long standing, personal and close.

“And I can promise you, when you get to know him, you’ll like him.”

The stamp of approval for Brexit Britain came as Australia warned the EU without the UK is in danger of becoming “introverted, less global and less transatlantic in outlook.”


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