Ambassador to UK says Trump and Johnson's relationship will be 'sensational'

Ambassador to UK says Trump and Johnson's relationship will be 'sensational'
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The U.S. envoy to the United Kingdom predicted Friday that new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE will have a "sensational" relationship.

Woody Johnson told the BBC's Radio Four that Trump and Johnson, both strong supporters of the Brexit movement, have "a lot in common," despite Johnson's own past remarks in 2015 declaring Trump unfit for the presidency over his comments about supposed "no-go zones" in London.


"The new relationship between your new prime minister and our president ... it's going to be sensational," Johnson said, according to the BBC. "Their leadership has a lot in common. Both have their own style but similarities — a clear vision of what they want to accomplish."

Johnson added that there would likely be "bumps in the road," but touted the history of the two countries working together and added that his job was to work on "things we agree on."

"We're going to have bumps in the road, no question, but we are two great countries," Johnson told the BBC.

"If we look forward optimistically between our two countries, we're going to lift all the people in this country ... to independence and all the things you voted for in the [Brexit] referendum."

Johnson assumed office this week after the resignation of fellow Conservative Party member 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 following her government's inability to pass a deal to leave the European Union through the country's bitterly divided Parliament.

Johnson has pledged to leave the European Union in October whether or not a deal is passed.