President Trump congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his great win in the U.K. election, noting the possibilities for a big trade boost are “massive”.
Not accidentally, the geopolitical economic and trade planets have aligned splendidly. The cornerstone USMCA agreement has bipartisan support and will ratify quickly in congress. A “phase one” trade agreement with China is likely, and prior plans for a strategic trade deal with the U.K. have increased as a result of the U.K. election.
First rule in geopolitics, it’s always about the economics. Second rule in geopolitics: refer to rule #1
The Conservative Party has crushed Labour
Tories are expected to win the largest victory for the Conservative Party since 1987 – which were the glory days of Margaret Thatcher. This comes after PM Boris Johnson was endorsed wholeheartedly by President Donald Trump, and the two men have embarked on a close friendship that has dominated headlines.
“We have a really good man who’s going to be the prime minister of the UK now,” Trump said after Johnson became PM. “He’s tough and he’s smart. They’re saying, ‘Britain Trump’. They call him ‘Britain Trump’ and people are saying that’s a good thing.”
“They like me over there. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need. He’ll get it done. Boris is good. He’s gonna do a good job.”