Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that it is in everyone’s best interest if Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain’s upcoming election when he arrives in London next week for a NATO summit.
“What we don’t do traditionally as loving allies and friends, what we don’t do traditionally, is get involved in each other’s election campaigns,” said Johnson during an interview with LBC radio.
“The best (thing) when you have close friends and allies like the US and the UK is for neither side to get involved in each other’s election,” Johnson added.
Trump dipped his toes into the UK election pool back in October when he stated that left-wing opposition leader Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be “so bad” for Britain. Trump would go on to state that Johnson should do a pact with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
Corbyn even used Trump’s statements as part of his message to attack Conservatives within his campaign, who Corbyn claimed would sell-off the state-run National Health Service to US businesses after Brexit if they were to win the elections.
On Friday, the newspaper The Sunday reported that senior Conservative Party figures feared that Trump would say something during his two-day visit that could upset their campaign.
Trump did anything, but shy away from wading into British politics on his previous visits. On one previous visit, Trump had criticized Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May’s Brexit policy.