In an interview for The Times newspaper, and the German Newspaper, Bild, President-elect Donald Trump has stated that the UK is “doing great” after the Brexit vote.
Mr Gove, interviewing for the times and a prominent leave campaigner during the Brexit campaign, asked if Britain was at the front of the queue for a US trade deal.
“We’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly”
Trump replied, “We’re gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides.”
He added, “I think you’re doing great, I think it’s going great. Trump said Brexit is going to happen, and it happened. Everybody thought I was crazy.
“Obama said, ‘They’ll go to the back of the line,’ and then he had to retract his statement.
“Countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity, but I do think if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees than you wouldn’t have a Brexit.”
The interview comes ahead of “Brexit Together” which is a cross-party campaign. Its aim is to bring together both sides of the EU Referendum that develops a “shared vision” on immigration, single market access, the economy, sovereignty, and security.
Caroline Flint, Labour MP said “a lot was said in both campaigns… that left the public feeling quite baffled at some of the rhetoric.
“(It is) absolutely right we should have a good trading relationship with the EU and, of course, getting a deal with the US would be a fantastic opportunity as well.”
Professor at Henley Business School in Reading, Theodore Malloch, said, “If you want to facilitate something it can be done in an expeditious manner so I would hope on the day Britain triggers Article 50 Mrs May would be able to announce we have just started discussions with the United States.”
The man tipped to become trade ambassador to the UK said that the president-elect is committed to securing a trade deal with the UK.