Brexit was a ‘triumph of democracy’ and Britain will emerge from it as a bigger world player, says US national security adviser John Bolton
- Bolton said leaving EU would allow the UK be ‘strong and independent country’
- He added that the decision to leave the EU would help NATO be ‘more effective’
- Comments come ahead of President Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK
Britain has the potential to be ‘even greater’ following the ‘triumph of democracy’ brought about by Brexit, according to the US National Security Advisor.
Former UN ambassador John Bolton claimed leaving the European Union would allow the nation to become a ‘strong and independent country’ and also help NATO be ‘more effective’.
Speaking ahead of President Trump’s state visit to the UK, the 70-year-old, who remains a staunch supporter of Brexit, also backed contender for the position of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed that leaving the European Union would allow the nation to become a ‘strong and independent country’
His comments come ahead of President Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK from June 3-5
During an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Bolton described the opportunity that Brexit would bring for the country.
Speaking to the paper he said: ‘The US preference is for Britain to follow the course of what the people asked for and leave the EU. It is a lesson for everyone in the triumph of democracy.
‘As a separate nation again, Britain’s impact on the world has the prospect of being even greater.
‘And from the US point of view, that is all to the good. I think it will help us… to have another strong and independent country that will help NATO to be more effective and that had to be a plus.’
Mr Bolton, who served as the Bush administration’s US ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006, went on to describe how the next UK Prime Minister would need to work on a new trade deal with their overseas partner-the US.
Mr Bolton went on to describe how the next move for the new Prime Minister would be to strike a good trade deal with the US
During his interview, the politician also shared his support for the prime ministerial candidate Boris Johnson
Believing that a new trade deal that would leave both countries in a better position was the next move for the nation, Mr Bolton’s comments come as Mrs May prepares to step down from her role as Prime Minister on June 7.
Her decision to resign comes after her withdrawal agreement with EU leaders failed on three occasions to gather the support of politicians in parliament.
During his interview, the author of ‘Surrender Is Not an Option’ also shared his admiration for the prime ministerial candidate and ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
Also in the the line up in the race for Tory leader are Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom, Rory Stewart, Michael Gove, Matt Hancock, Jeremy Hunt, Esther McVey, Sajid Javid, Kit Malthouse and James Cleverly.
Mr Bolton’s comments come as the UK prepares to welcome the US president to its British shores during a three-day visit from June 3-5-.
Trump, who has previously criticised Mrs May for not listening to his advice on how to strike a deal with the EU leaders, has also joined Mr Bolton is sharing his support for the former London Mayor during an interview with The Sun.
During the interview he said: ‘I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.’
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