Boris Johnson and Donald Trump (Image: GETTY)
Although President Donald Trump has boasted of his “very good relationship" with Mr Johnson, this will not be enough to hammer home the US trade deal that Mr Johnson believes will lift Britain’s fortunes after Brexit. Mr Trump takes pride in seeing an English version of himself, describing the former Foreign Secretary as, “a different kind of a guy, but they say I'm a different kind of a guy too". But Boris Johnson has been warned by an American senator and a senior writer at The Washington Post that he will face a “tough time” securing a quick post-Brexit trade deal with the United States.
Frances Stead Sellers of The Washington Post said on the BBC's World this Weekend programme: “One of the curious things is that Trump is used to being CEO where he can cut personal relationships and have people working for him.
"But, it is very different being President, he is not the CEO of America, he is the head of three equal branches of the government."
Ms Sellers stated: “The commerce clause of the constitution of the United States explains that the regulating of trade lies within Congress, it is not up to the President.”
Senator Chris Murphy, the Democrat from Connecticut who sits on the