Trump deals fresh blow to EU! White House vows post-Brexit trade deals within A YEAR

Hawkish Mr Bolton named a list of sectors and industries as specific areas the US could work alongside Britain with post-Brexit, adding that the financial sector could end up taking longer. He said: “You could pursue a bigger sector that might take longer, or you could pursue some smaller sectors that could be done quite quickly.” He named “different manufacturing sectors, industry, automobile sectors” as areas for a cluster of deals while a larger one is being forced through.

He added: “That’s my message. We’re with you.”

Once the UK leaves the EU on Halloween it will pave the way for a larger US-UK free trade agreement, currently being blocked by Brussels’ refusal to open Theresa May’s withdraw agreement and the ex-Prime Minister being granted a third delay after March 29 and April 12.

Mr Bolton said the US is ready to cushion Britain’s exit from the bloc with a colossal agreement currently being negotiated between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his British counterpart, Trade Secretary Liz Truss.

Mr Bolton is in London now on a two-day visit to boost transatlantic ties between Mr Trump and Mr Johnson.

He is expected to make a speech on the trade deal during his stay, lasting until Wednesday.

Mr Bolton welcomed both Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Ms Truss to Washington last week.

The Brexit boost comes after President Trump scolded Brussels again.

A Washington official said the Republican believes that “when it comes to trade negotiations the EU is worse than China, only smaller”.

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"We were actually impeded by their relationship with the European Union. We were very much impeded on trade.

“And I think we can do three to four or five times what we're doing."

He added: "We don't do the kind of trade we could do with what some people say is Great Britain and some people remember a word you don't hear too much is the word England - which is a piece of it.

"But with the UK we could do much much more trade. And we expect to do that okay."

Downing Street later confirmed a commitment to an "ambitious free trade agreement", with formal talks to begin "as soon as possible after Britain leaves the EU".

The Prime Minister has been an outspoken supporter of Brexit, insisting leaving the EU will provide Britain with additional opportunities with new partners across the world.

Mr Johnson however pledged he will work with Brussels to secure a deal by October 31.

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker sparked fury among Brexiteers when he said over the weekend that the British would be “big losers” should the UK leave the bloc without a deal. Mr Johnson has said several times he will pull the UK out of the EU “do or die”.

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