Trump invites Boris Johnson for White House visit

Johnson and Trump met at this month’s Nato summit in London

Johnson and Trump met at this month’s Nato summit in London CHRISTIAN HARTMANN

President Trump has invited Boris Johnson for a White House visit following the British prime minister’s recent election landslide, The Sunday Times of London reported. Johnson campaigned promising to “Get Brexit Done.”

He is pushing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31. Johnson’s office said no formal timing for the visit had been set, but a White House source said mid-January was a possibility.

The invitation came as the two sides start negotiations for a post-Brexit trade agreement, and Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial.

Trump congratulated Johnson after his Conservative party’s win, saying the U.S. and Britain could now make a trade deal that could be “far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U.”

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