Trump says ‘up to the people’ whether to back Prime Minister May

Published 10/07/2018 in World

Trump says ‘up to the people’ whether to back Prime Minister May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asked whether British Prime Minister Theresa May would stay in power amid ongoing turmoil over Brexit plans, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged the political crisis but said it was up to the British people to decide whether May remains in power.

“That’s up to the people. I get along with her very well, I have a very good relationship,” Trump told reporters at the White House as he departed for a week-long trip to Europe, which includes a visit with May.

Trump also said former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, one of two senior government ministers who have quit in recent days over May’s Brexit plans, was a friend of his.

(The story corrects by adding context of Trump’s remark and quote in second paragraph.)

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