Trump: Trade deal with UK has 'unlimited' potential

Trump: Trade deal with UK has 'unlimited' potential
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE on Thursday said that his administration is looking forward to negotiating a trade agreement with the United Kingdom, saying that such a deal would have "unlimited" potential.

"My Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!" Trump tweeted.

The tweet comes one day after the British Parliament voted against the possibility of leaving the European Union without an exit agreement.

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If the U.K. does ultimately leave the EU, it will force the country to negotiate its own individual trade deals with the U.S. and other countries.

Wednesday's vote doesn't eliminate the possibility that U.K. will leave the EU, but it does open the door to a delay of that departure. The U.K. is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but a vote Thursday could delay the move.

The U.S. Trade Representative's office has indicated it plans to negotiate a trade agreement with the U.K. after it leaves the European bloc.

“We intend to initiate negotiations with the United Kingdom as soon as it is ready after it exits from the European Union on March 29,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerThe Trump economy keeps roaring ahead Trump says no discussion of extending deadline in Chinese trade talks McConnell urges GOP senators to call Trump about tariffs MORE said in a letter to Congress last year.