U.S. President Trump says UK PM Boris Johnson 'very capable'

Nellie Chapman
December 5, 2019

Potential US involvement in the NHS has become a point of contention in the UK's December 12 election, with the Labour Party using the hot-button issue to attack Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Since landing on British soil on Tuesday morning for the two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Mr Trump has brushed aside questions on the NHS and remained uncharacteristically quiet on other issues.

Opinion polls suggest Johnson's Conservative party is heading for a comfortable win next week but his team is nervous about any incendiary remarks from the unpredictable Trump.

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"I think Boris is very capable and I think he'll do a good job", Trump said in London, where he is attending a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders. The US leader has been outspoken in his support for Britain's looming exit from the European Union, which Johnson has promised to deliver in January after years of turmoil.

The Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn said the shooting of the attacker was unavoidable. The news outlet noted Johnson wants to avoid appearing too close to Trump in advance of the U.K.'s general election next week. Johnson has repeatedly denied this.

LABOUR accused Donald Trump ytoday of having a "passing relationship with reality and the truth", after the U.S. president made an unconvincing U-turn on the NHS.

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