US President Donald Trump has said he could “work with anybody” in No 10 – nine days ahead of a general election.
Speaking on a three-day visit to the UK, Mr Trump said he would “stay out of the election”, that he was a “fan of Brexit” and he thought PM Boris Johnson was “very capable”.
Mr Trump is in the UK for a Nato summit being held in Watford on Wednesday.
He will attend a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace later, where protests are expected.
The US president was speaking during a breakfast meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the US ambassador’s residence in London.
Mr Trump also said the US wanted “absolutely nothing to do with” the NHS, when asked if it would form any part of future trade talks. He added: “Never even thought about it, honestly.”
And he said the US was “trying to work something out” with the family of teenager Harry Dunn, who was killed after a collision with a car driven by a US diplomat’s wife who has since returned home, claiming diplomatic immunity.
His comments came moments after he told reporters that he was staying out of the election on 12 December “because I don’t want to complicate it”. Read more