US ambassador to UK: You’ll like Trump 'when you get to know him'
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The new United States ambassador to the United Kingdom says that U.K. citizens will like President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE "when you get to know him," according to a BuzzFeed report

Ambassador Woody Johnson, a longtime friend of Trump, added in a Tuesday speech that the U.S. would fully support U.K. as it negotiates an exit from the European Union. 

"As you know, an American ambassador is the personal representative of the president," said Johnson. "Our relationship is long-standing, personal and close. And I can promise you, when you get to know him, you’ll like him."

Johnson is the billionaire owner of the New York Jets football team. His nomination was confirmed in early August. 

At his first public speech in London, Johnson said that the U.K., "our most enduring ally, is always at the head of the line" in negotiations with the U.S. and that the U.S. is "committed to standing with the U.K. through Brexit." 

"Our position on Brexit is clear," Johnson said. "We want a strong and prosperous U.K. to remain a leader in Europe, and we want both the U.K. and the EU to remain strong leaders globally," the ambassador said. 

Britain's withdrawal from the EU has been complicated by Prime Minister Theresa May's loss of a conservative majority in Parliament's House of Commons. 

"It is in everyone’s interest that Brexit be transparent, smooth and orderly. But whatever the outcome of the negotiations between the U.K. and the EU, Britain should know you will have a strong and reliable trade and investment partner in America," Johnson said.