- Trump said that both men were his friends but gave Johnson the endorsement
- The US President said he would like to see Farage and Johnson work together
- Last week Trump said in an interview that Corbyn would be 'so bad' for the UK
US President Donald Trump has hailed Boris Johnson as the 'right man for the time' and urged him to work together with Nigel Farage.
Trump told reporters at the White House that both men were friends of his, but gave Johnson the ringing endorsement.
Farage on Sunday said he would not run for a seat in parliament in the December 12 election, focusing instead on campaigning against Johnson's EU divorce deal.
Asked which UK leader he supported, Trump said, 'I like them both. I think Boris will get it right. They're both friends of mine. What I'd like to see is for Nigel and Boris to come together. I think that's a possibility.'
Trump said Britain's exit from the EU must be structured to facilitate continued trade between Britain and the United States.
Trump told reporters at the White House that both men were friends of his, but gave Johnson the ringing endorsement
Boris Johnson, gestures as he speaks to staff at East Midlands and East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub, in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, last week
'We're far and away the No.1 economy in the world, and if you do it a certain way we're prohibited from trading with the UK,' he said.
'That would be very bad for the UK, because we can do much more business (than the) European Union.'
Trump first waded into Britain's election campaign last week, telling Farage in a radio interview that the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be 'so bad' for Britain if he wins.
Trump also floated the idea that Johnson and Farage could combine forces, saying it could be 'terrific.' 'If you and he get together it's, you know, unstoppable force,' Trump told Farage in the interview.
Farage responded by saying he would be 'right behind' Johnson, on condition the prime minister dropped the Brexit divorce deal he struck with the European Union two weeks ago and instead went for a 'clean break' Brexit without a deal.
Trump also said Britain could do four to five times more trade with the United States, but might be prevented from doing a bilateral trade deal by the terms of the potential post-Brexit trade relationship that London and Brussels have set out.