Bolton: US would 'enthusiastically' support no-deal Brexit for UK

Bolton: US would 'enthusiastically' support no-deal Brexit for UK
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National security adviser John BoltonJohn Robert BoltonSchumer joins Pelosi in opposition to post-Brexit trade deal that risks Northern Ireland accord Why President Trump must keep speaking out on Hong Kong Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan peace plan MORE on Monday said the U.S. would support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decides, Reuters reports

“If that is the decision of the British government we would support it enthusiastically,” Bolton told reporters Monday. 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is an ardent Brexit supporter. He vowed to negotiate a deal to leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

But the negotiating parties are facing an impasse as the EU will not alter a part of the deal Johnson said needs to be changed, leaving Britain without any formal transition period or legal agreement, Reuters reports. 

Bolton also told reporters the U.S. could agree to trade deals on a sector-by-sector basis and leave more difficult areas in the trading relationship for later.