- Republican presidential aspirant speaks to Piers Morgan on ITV
- Comments contrast with Obama view on prospective trade talks
Donald Trump said that Britain wouldn’t be last in line for a trade deal with the U.S. if it leaves the European Union and he becomes president.
“You would certainly not be back of the queue, that I can tell you,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Piers Morgan in an interview excerpt shown on ITV on Sunday. “I don’t want to say front or anything else. I’m going to treat everybody fairly.”
Trump said earlier this month that Britain would be “better off” outside the EU. His comments contrast with the U.S. position presented by President Barack Obama, who last month urged Britain to remain in the EU and then said that in the event of an exit, a trade agreement is “not going happen anytime soon.”
“It wouldn’t make any difference to me whether they were in the EU or not,” Trump said. “If I were from Britain, I would probably not want it. I’d want to go back to a different system.”