June 4, 2019 / 1:45 PM / 21 days ago

Trump says UK and US can do a phenomenal post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May hold a joint news conference in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States and Britain could agree a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal.

“As the UK makes preparations to exit the European Union, the United States is committed to a phenomenal trade deal between the US and the UK,” Trump told a news conference on Tuesday during his state visit to London.

He added: “There is tremendous potential in that trade deal - I say probably two and even three times of what we are doing right now.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; writing by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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