Exclusive: Trump tries to bolster Brexit with promises of trade once Britain breaks with EU

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that President Donald Trump is eager for a U.S. trade deal with Britain once it breaks away from the European Union.

“President Trump remains very eager to cut a bilateral trade deal with an independent Britain. It’s what the people voted for in 2016, and when they get out, whether it’s now, April 12 or later, we’ll be standing right there waiting for them,” Bolton said in an interview with Reuters Television.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Leslie Adler)