Trump congratulates Boris Johnson: 'He will be great' prime minister

Trump congratulates Boris Johnson: 'He will be great' prime minister
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE on Tuesday congratulated Boris Johnson after it was announced Johnson would become the country's next prime minister.

"Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom," tweeted Trump. "He will be great!"

Johnson won a Conservative Party leadership contest, garnering 92,153 votes compared to rival Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. 


The politicians have had a positive relationship in the past, with Trump saying prior to Johnson's election that he would be an “excellent” prime minister.

“I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person,” Trump told The Sun of Johnson in an interview during his U.K. visit this year.

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayTrump insulted UK's May, called Germany's Merkel 'stupid' in calls: report Bolton says Boris Johnson is 'playing Trump like a fiddle' Bolton book portrays 'stunningly uninformed' Trump MORE, whose resignation triggered the leadership contest, also voiced support for Johnson despite having often being the target of his criticism. 

Johnson after being elected pledged "to get Brexit done." He will become prime minister Wednesday.