G7 LIVE: hails Boris as 'right man' to remove EU 'anchor' from UK's ankle

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When asked what advice he could offer his British counterpart on Brexit negotiations, the US president said none was needed as he lauded Mr Johnson in front of reporters at a breakfast meeting between their teams at the G7 summit in Biarritz. The two men spoke promisingly about a post-Brexit free trade agreement after holding talks on Saturday in the French seaside town, with the Republican president said he foresaw it happening “pretty quickly”.

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Mr said: “He needs no advice, he’s the right man for the job. I’ve been saying that for a long time - didn’t make your predecessor very happy -  but I’ve been saying it for a long time.

“He’s the right man for the job.”

Mr Johnson responded by saying: “I’m very grateful for that,” as Mr offered him a little wink.

Mr suggested his administration were hindered from pursuing a trade deal while Theresa May was in Downing Street, saying: “Before I was sort of stymied by the other side because nothing got done on the other side, as you’ve seen from Brexit.

boris-johnson-trump-g7Donald and Boris Johnson held their first bi-lateral meeting at the G7 summit in Biarritz (Image: GETTY)

boris-johnson-trump-g7Mr and Mr Johnson, joined by their teams, took part in a breakfast summit on Sunday (Image: Sky News)

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