Trump congratulates Britain’s new leader, Boris Johnson

Defeated Jeremy Hunt congratulates 'great PM' Boris Johnson

United States President Donald Trump has welcomed the election of Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party’s new leader and soon-to-be British prime minister.

“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

“He will be great!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has congratulated rival Boris Johnson on winning a leadership run off to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May as head of the ruling Conservatives.

Hunt who is not expected to remain in his ministerial post when Johnson announces his new cabinet from late Wednesday congratulated Johnson on Twitter.

“Congratulations @BorisJohnson 4 a campaign well fought.”

“You’ll be a great PM for our country at this critical moment!” Hunt added.

“Throughout campaign, you showed optimism, energy & unbounded confidence in our wonderful country & we need that,” he said. “All best wishes from the entrepreneur.”

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