Leave EU without a deal, Trump tells UK

Leave EU without a deal, Trump tells UK

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Washington, June 2: The UK should walk away from the EU without a deal if it cannot secure the terms it wants, Donald Trump has said.The US president was speaking to the Sunday Times ahead of his arrival in the UK on Monday for a state visit. Trump also said the UK would do well to include Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in talks with the EU, describing him as "a very smart person".

Trump's comments came after he said Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" Conservative Party leader, said a BBC News report on Sunday.

Candidates in the Tory leadership contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May have begun setting out their Brexit strategies. Among them, Sajid Javid, Esther McVey and Dominic Raab have said the UK should leave the EU on the current planned departure date of October 31 with or without an agreement.