Donald Trump: UK is losing the 'anchor round its ankle'
President Trump has promised a "very big trade deal" with the UK, saying its departure from the EU will be like losing "an anchor round the ankle".
Mr Trump was speaking after a breakfast meeting with Mr Johnson at the G7 summit in Biarritz in France.
But Mr Johnson said the US must compromise if a post-Brexit trade deal is to be agreed.
Positive noises come from Trump and Boris at today's G7 meeting, but will that positivity turn into reality?
We've spoken about chlorinated chicken before and I suppose as long as it's properly labelled, then I guess I see no reason why British shops shouldn't stock the stuff, but what about letting American drugs companies unfettered access to the NHS? There's a rumbling war ongoing in America itself over the prices that the drugs companies charge for drugs, so if the Americans insist we have to allow them access to the NHS, how will that play out?
Hawaii and the ongoing issues.. Will Trump insist that our telecoms networks drop the use of the Chinese equipment as a prerequisite for getting a deal signed, even though Trump himself blows hot and cold on the subject depending on which day it is?
Boris is hoping a trade deal with America can be done in the next year and if it merely includes just agricultural products, I'm sure that's possible, but many American markets are closed off to British firms for one reason or another and so what is the likelihood that a deal will get done this quickly, especially with Trump's "America First" mantra?