DONALD TRUMP’S understanding and expertise over trade will be good for post-Brexit Britain and bad for the EU, a senior republican commentator has said.
Mr Trump has made clear he wishes to sustain and improve the special relationship with Britain as it exits the EU.
Charlie Wolf, a British-based Republican commentator and radio host, also believes the EU will face an uphill battle with President-elect Trump.
Speaking to Sky News he said: “This is part of the good news [Trump’s relationship with the UK].
“People were all saying the world is going to fall apart. It is not. This is a guy who understands trade and depends on trade.
He continued: “His election will also be bad for Europe as he is not really as interested in the Europeans because they do not think like he thinks.
“We [the UK] are more of a capitalist, free market kind of people that Donald likes and we will have a deal pretty soon.”
When asked about Barack Obama’s infamous warning that Brexit would send Britain to the back of the queue in regards to a trade deal, Stacy Hilliard, the chair of American Voices International, dismissed such fears.
She said: “I think Donald Trump will put the UK at the front of the queue and it is a real opportunity for the UK to seize upon.
“This is a real opportunity and people need to start looking at Brexit as an opportunity and also a Trump presidency as an opportunity.”
Following Mr Trump’s shock election triumph Theresa May moved to congratulate him and express her eagerness to work with him in the future.
She said: “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next president of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign.
“Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise. We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence.
“I look forward to working with president-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead.”
No 10 announced Mrs May had also written a personal letter of congratulations to the President-elect.
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